CBS News interviews CPC Fellow Barry Popkin about healthy eating for teens

Sep 5, 2006

"It's not too late to make an impact," said Barry Popkin, director of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Whether it's better to do earlier or later, we can't answer."

He said there's not enough research to know if it's easier to change the eating habits of teens or younger kids.

"In some ways, teenagers are easier because you don't need the same parental involvement," he said.

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