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Healthy Eating — From School Breakfasts To Family Meals

Photo caption: Students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los An...

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Students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles, April 8, 2015.

Healthy Eating — From School Breakfasts To Family Meals

GUEST:

Robin McNulty, program director of school meals, San Diego Hunger Coalition

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Healthy Eating — From School Breakfasts To Family Meals

GUESTS:

Mary Ann Beyster, director and producer, The Kitchenistas of National City

Patty Corona, lead volunteer, Cooking for Salud!

Transcript

KPBS' Midday Edition takes on the topic of healthy eating in two segments on Tuesday.

Kids and breakfast

Nutritionists often say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it bad for kids to have breakfast twice in one morning?

Double breakfast eaters may be healthier than those who skip breakfast, according to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

The study found that teens who didn't eat breakfast were at a higher risk for obesity than those who ate two breakfasts. Researchers don't know exactly why this is the case, but one theory is that kids who don't have breakfast tend to overeat later in the day.

The study comes as some have raised concerns over school breakfast programs and the potential increased risk of obesity.

Eating well in National City

A new program in National City is working to empower mothers to transform how they cook as a way to curb obesity and diabetes rates in the South Bay.

The program — Cooking for Salud! — is the focus of a new documentary called "Kitchenistas of National City." The show features the seven-week cooking class at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City.

National City has had some of the highest diabetes rates in San Diego County, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has classified parts of the city as food deserts.

"Kitchenistas of National City" will be screening at UC San Diego Tuesday.

Kitchenistas of National City Trailer

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