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Healthy Habits for Hampton Roads

The Healthy Habits for Hampton Roads initiative aims to increase community awareness about the issue of obesity and overweight children and to empower citizens to work toward solutions individually and collectively. Childhood obesity has been a primary focus of our work, but the overall goals are to support efforts to create more healthy environments and encourage healthier lifestyles for all ages.


Specific Initiatives

    Pre-K Education

    K-5th Grade

    Faith-Based Advocacy



Healthy Habits for Hampton Roads

Surviving Abundance:
Overweight Kids in Crisis

This half-hour documentary, produced by WHRO, examines the epidemic of childhood obesity. Childhood health professionals paint a grim picture for the future of overweight children unless we begin to make systemic changes that support more healthy choices.  Local, state and national childhood health experts discuss steps we can take to turn the tide.

Surviving Abundance was produced in collaboration with the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH), a community partnership to promote health and prevent disease among all children in Hampton Roads.

Click here to order a DVD of the program.




Related Local Programming


HearSay with Cathy Lewis
Aired 17 August 2011

Aired 5 July 2011
"Pedal Pushers: The Rise of Cyclists in Hampton Roads"



What Matters
Aired 7 January 2011
"New Health Care Initiatives"
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What Matters
Aired 12 November 2010
"Childhood Obesity: A Growing Epidemic"
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Another View
Aired 15 November 2010
"Hampton Roads Diabetes"
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Another View
Aired 24 September 2010
"Food Deserts"
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School Talk
Aired March 2011
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Watch "Surviving Abundance: Overweight Kids in Crisis"

"Diabesity Presentation by Francine Kaufman, MD"

Dr. Kaufman was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Obici Healthcare Foundation "Diabesity Forum." Author of "Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America and What We Must Do About It" is a leading research pediatric endocrinologist, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics University of Southern California and former president of the National American Diabetes Association.

For more information, click here to contact The Center for Regional Citizenship.