Fighting Obesity With… Um… TV?

As a rule, television is not known for its role in nurturing healthy, active children. So when a long-running PBS children’s show announced that it intended to do just that, a bit of skepticism was understandable. “Though TV has long been the whipping boy for society’s ills, skyrocketing childhood obesity rates have spurred many children’s shows to include – with varying degrees of success – healthy-living messages in their programs.”