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El Peso de la Obesidad: The Weight of Obesity Part 2

Fellowship Story Showcase

El Peso de la Obesidad: The Weight of Obesity Part 2

Picture of Monica Navarro

Monica Navarro, reporter & producer for Univision, Channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas, completed her fellowship project which is a four part series on children suffering from obesity and diabetes & the mental, economic and medical impacts it has on the Latino community.

Her series won an Anson Jones Award from the Texas Medical Association, June 2009, in the category of in depth television (the first time ever a Spanish T.V. news series won this award in 50 years). At least 10,000 entries all over the state for this prize were received. This series is presented in Spanish language.

Univision, San Antonio, Texas
Saturday, November 1, 2008

The second part features a family that owns a Mexican restaurant & deal with the daily battle of temptation of over eating. The mother & daughter, who own the restaurant, made the have choice to change their lives by completely changing their diets & losing weight. Monica Navarro sits with them to discuss how their lives have been impacted by being overweight and making this life changing transformation.

Part One - Latino music artist and family battle obesity

Part Two - Family struggles to make healthy choices while owning a restaurant

Part Three - Mother learns of daughter's diabetes

Part Four - The city with the highest incidence of childhood obesity