Defeat Obesity

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Defeat Obesity

WQLN’s Defeat Obesity project is a multi-year multimedia “health literacy” initiative aimed at fighting obesity in the communities of Erie and ensuring that our community is empowered to take an active role in its overall health. In partnership with the Erie County Department of Health, Defeat Obesity seeks to help lower obesity rates in our county, currently higher than the national average, with the percentage of overweight Erie County K-12 students having more than doubled in recent years.

Defeat Obesity

This installment of WQLN’s Defeat Obesity series will discuss natural and surgical methods of weight loss with Dr. Amjad Ali, Director of the Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Management Center of UPMC Hamot; nurse practitioner and St. Vincent Hospital Bariatric Coordinator Kathy Scutella; and special guests who share their personal weight loss journeys. Defeat Obesity is a health literacy initiative aimed at fighting obesity in the communities of Erie.



Perspective: Defeat Obesity

Perspective: Defeat Obesity will introduce and give an overview of WQLN’s Defeat Obesity initiative, with Melissa Lyons of the Erie County Department of Health sharing statistics on obesity and other health concerns.

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Defeat Obesity Inspiration

Learn about simple lifestyle changes that can help to defeat obesity, plus inspirational stories from people who are changing their lives for the better!



Fireflies: Musical Yoga

Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids teaches simple yoga poses and breathing techniques that help make minds and bodies strong and happy. And music makes it fun!