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Nutritionist Rovenia Brock, aka. Dr. Ro, knows that eating well is easier said than done. She's an authority on fitness and diet, and her advice to those starting out on a new fitness regimen is simple: Adopt a meal plan and a movement plan that you can live with, right now.
Thursday's roundtable discussion centers on African-American women and body image — how they view health, obesity and eating disorders. Guests: Rovenia Brock, author of Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy; Katrice Mines, executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Sandusky, Ohio; and Cheryl Boykins, former chief executive of the Center for Black Women's Wellness in Atlanta.
African-Americans suffer from a high incidence of chronic diseases that can be traced, in part, to an unhealthy diet, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer. For a look at what some are doing to eat and live well, NPR's Ed Gordon is joined by Dr. Rovenia Brock, a nutritionist, entrepreneur, and author of Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy, and Gloria Brown, chair of the African American Community Health Advisory Committee.