21 June 2011

Tonight we’ll be talking with Carol Lam , a registered dietician and a Nutrition Education Specialist for the Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP) at Chico State, and Eileen Robinson, a board member of the Chico Unified School District. They’ll be telling us about the efforts of Let’s Move! Chico to combat childhood obesity.

We’ll also talk with Chris Kerston, marketing manager of Chaffin Family Orchards to talk about the film Farmageddon the Movie, which is being shown in Chico next Wednesday night, June 29.

Listen to the Program

Our Conversation with Carol Lams  and Eileen Robinon

“Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady [Michelle Obama], dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. . . .”  Chico has become involved in the Let’s Move! Campaign.

  1. We briefly introduced Let’s Move! at the top of the show, but we’d like to know more about it. Can you describe the impetus for Let’s Move? What’s its history?
  2. Can you tell us some of the health risks of childhood obesity?
  3. What are the causes of childhood obesity?
  4. How did Chico get involved in Let’s Move!?
  5. What are some of the goals of Let’s Move! Chico?
  6. Who are some of the partners working on Let’s Move! in Chico?
  7. Eileen, you’re on the board of the Chico school district. What is the School District doing about helping children combating childhood obesity? How is the school district involved in Let’s Move!
  8. Carol, you’re a registered dietician and Nutrition Education Specialist for the Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP). What does the Center do?
  9. What is the Center’s involvement in Let’s Move! Chico?
  10. Can you describe some of Let’s Move! activities?
  11. And what are some of your plans for the future?
  12. What is your advice for people who’d like to learn more about combating childhood obesity?
  13. And how can people get involved in Let’s Move! Chico?

Our Conversation with Chris Kerson

Chris Kerston. is the Marketing Manager of Chaffin Family Orchards, and he’s here to talk about Farmageddon the Movie. Welcome, Chris.

  1. Tell us a little about Farmageddon the Movie.
  2. Why did Chaffin Family Orchards decide to bring it to Chico?
  3. This is a fundraiser, correct? Who’s getting the proceeds? [This event will be a fundraiser for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. The FTCLDF is a legal cooperative to help support family farms with top notched lawyers to protect them when they’re harassed and prosecuted unjustly. It’s one of the most valuable organizations in the country. If you join during the month of June by turning in your application to us you will receive a free bottle of Chaffin Family Orchards Extra Virgin Olive Oil]
  4. Who should see this film?
  5. When and where will the film be shown?

Next week: We’ll be talking to the maker of the film Kristin Canty, and she will be here in Chico for the film viewing.
Playlist for Ecotopia #143: Let’s Move Chico

1. Working On A Dream 3:30 Bruce Springsteen Working On A Dream

2. Teach Your Children 3:02 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Four Way Street

3. Chicken Soup With Rice (Album Version) 4:20 Carole King Really Rosie

4. Thank You, Cows 3:30 Ee Sing Along With EE

5. Weave Me the Sunshine 4:28 Peter, Paul And Mary The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary

6. Cows 2:51 The Seldom Herd Philadelphia Chickens

7. El Condor Pasa (If I Could) 3:08 Simon & Garfunkel Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits