Thursday, July 10, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Beyond Baby Fat

Heather Faison reports on the epidemic of obesity in African-American communities using the voices and experiences of residents in Philadelphia.

Beyond Baby Fat
Tracy Footes stared at the weight chart during her son Jason's checkup at age 11, as the doctor pointed to the part that read "borderline obesity." Months later, Footes began to notice dark circles around her son's neck.
Heather Faison is a digital journalist and graphics and web designer. Read more about her at www.heatherfaison.com.
Jason Footes and parents Ben and Tracy on Kelly Drive. Jason<br />“doesn’t want to be the one to say I quit,” his father said. (April Saul / Staff)
Jason Footes and parents Ben and Tracy on Kelly Drive. Jason “doesn’t want to be the one to say I quit,” his father said. (April Saul / Staff)