(JACKSON, Miss.) – WJSU-FM and JSU TV (Comcast Channel 14) will simulcast the pilot program, “An Ounce of Prevention,” before a live audience from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Jackson State University’s Mississippi e-Center @ JSU, 1230 Raymond Road.
During the maiden show, guest physicians and other health and fitness experts will explore Mississippi’s obesity epidemic. They will discuss the dietary and behavioral changes needed to lose weight, chronic diseases and their impact on impoverished areas and cultural demographics.
Getty Israel, a health educator, and Rachel Cowan, director of recreation services at JSU’s Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center, are the program’s co-hosts.
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