This week on New Mexico in Focus, UNM student Anthony Herrera interviews two medical providers on the importance of exercise and active play in children’s lives.

The show will also feature the documentary “Big Healthy Life,” which tackles the topic of childhood obesity. Host Gene Grant sits down with filmmaker Chris Schueler to share some insights about how he approached the issues in the film, including what makes New Mexico unique in the battle against childhood obesity and the importance of involving the whole family in working towards healthy goals.

Grant also delves into a deeper discussion with registered dietician and associate scientist at UNM prevention Research Center, Patty Keane, on issues such as food insecurity and ways families on a tight budget can make better nutritional choices.

New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during pledge drives.

Studio Guests
Dr. Anthony Fleg, UNM School of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine
Patty Keane, registered dietician, associate scientist at UNM Prevention Research Center
Chris Schueler, director of the documentary “Big Healthy Life”
Susan M. Scott, UNM Emerita Professor, Pediatrics Endocrinology

Anthony Herrera, UNM student

Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. Hosted by Gene Grant, New Mexico in Focus takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic, health, education and arts issues and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment.”

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