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Working to reduce childhood obesity


Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss recently returned from a symposium in Washington D.C featuring First Lady Michelle Obama that was designed to let elected officials share strategies effective in addressing childhood obesity.
     "Let's Move!" is a public/private partnership designed to enhance and build healthy environments for children and adults.  

  It's a project of special importance to Mrs. Obama who's made reducing childhood obesity a priority.
     In tonight's feature interview with Edward O'Brien, Commissioner Jean Curtiss explains that there are few glimmers of hope when it comes to obesity, but that it still remains a very troubling issue.

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at