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Dr. Robert Newton, Obesity (2021)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-06-14

Duration: 00:38:53

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Health | Obesity


  • Newton, Robert Speaker


This episode of the series “Press Club” features a speech by Dr. Robert Newton before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 14, 2021. Dr. Newton is the director of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minorities Health Lab at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses: obesity as public health crisis; their new national campaign called Obecity USA; and their goal of shifting the public perception of obesity from a lifestyle choice to a complex disease with genetic, biological, environmental, and societal factors. He also answers questions from the media.