In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched a national battle to fight the childhood obesity crisis in America, but Rochester had already been on the front lines for several years.
The Childhood Healthy Weight Initiative began here in 2007. In a special edition of Need to Know Rochester, WXXI News examines whether the community's efforts are paying off.
Watch Need to Know Rochester Friday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. only on WXXI-TV.
This program is produced in partnership with Need to Know on PBS.
Other WXXI reporting on this topic includes LeShea Agnew's radio report on the increase in food stamp usage locally and how it is an opportunity to teach families how to eat better and her story on new challenges for pediatricians.
We also have great information on healthy eating on our Healthy You page.