Basic Black

The Obesity Beast

Special | 26m 39s

This week, Massachusetts announced that schools will no longer send letters home to parents indicating whether a child was obese or overweight. Our conversation on Basic Black will focus on contributing factors to childhood obesity in communities of color, the stigma attached to obesity, and how culture impacts body image standards.

Aired: 10/17/13

Rating: NR

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Basic Black is a local public television program presented by GBH.