Battling Childhood Obesity with Camellia Mortezazadeh

Childhood obesity is a problem. With the recent report that 1 in 3 children in San Diego are overweight or obese Richard and guest co-host Kathy Kinane welcomed Camellia Mortezazadeh, Director of the Childhood Obesity Initiative in San Diego, to discuss childhood obesity and ways of combating it.

They discuss the challenges associated with combating childhood obesity the 5210 initiative and ways to meet the goals of 5210.

5210 means:
Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Aim for 2 or less hours of recreational screen time every day.
Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity every day.
Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar every day.

The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is a multi-sector coalition with the mission of reducing and preventing childhood obesity by advancing policy, systems, and environmental change through collective impact. The collective impact model to coordinates and sustains county-wide efforts to prevent and reduce childhood obesity; provide leadership and vision; create, support, and mobilize partnerships; provide outreach, advocacy, and education; and assess and report on progress toward county-wide goals.

To learn more about the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative listen to the show (below) and visit their website: