Youth obesity has been called an epidemic. Seventeen percent of American youth are overweight, and the percentage may be even a little higher in Nebraska. In part one of his series, NET News producer Mike Tobias reports on the scope and causes of youth obesity.
Visit the web site for the NET News "Young and Overweight: Fighting Obesity in Nebraska" reporting project for video segments and links to additional information. A panel of experts will discuss the issue on "Young and Overweight: Fighting Obesity in Nebraska," which airs Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. central on NET1 and NET-HD.