New Mexico PBS January Science Café presents “Obesity in America,” Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center located at 1701 4th Street SW. The event is free and open to the public.

A segment of a PBS program will be shown followed by a discussion with University of New Mexico Nutritional Epidemiologist and Research Associate Professor Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez.

Jimenez will discuss socioecological and life-course approaches to obesity and diabetes prevention, and UNM research on intervention strategies to prevent and improve the treatment of obesity and diabetes for children and teens.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston at 277-2396, rposton@newmexicopbs.orgor online.

New Mexico PBS Science Cafés are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin.

For updates on the New Mexico PBS Science Cafés, and local and national science, nature and technology programs, visit the online community web portal, Science Central,