Caption: Tony before his weight loss
Tony before his weight loss 

For Teen, Loneliness, Weight Go Together

From: New Hampshire Public Radio
Series: Tipping the Scales: Examining Obesity in New Hampshire
Length: 05:41

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In Part I of our series, Tipping the Scales, we look at how obesity affected one young man's life -- and how he got a grip on it. Read the full description.

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We begin our series, Tipping the Scales, with the story of a college student who, as a child, saw his weight growing and growing. Unlike the majority of young adults, he worked his way back to being more healthy and fit. As New Hampshire Public Radio’s Elaine Grant reports, what he went through – and what he learned – is useful for us all.

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We begin our series, Tipping the Scales, with the story of a college student who, as a child, saw his weight growing and growing. Unlike the majority of young adults, he worked his way back to being more healthy and fit. As New Hampshire Public Radio’s Elaine Grant reports, what he went through – and what he learned – is useful for us all.

Transcript

“They have everything here. It’s like make your own wraps;

That’s dessert; Chinese is over there. If we walk back, you have Italian; you have American; and then you have specialty…”

That’s Tony Aboujaoude. He’s a new freshman at UNH, and he’s giving me a tour of the university dining hall, Holloway Commons. “This was one of my favorite things,” he says, pointing to an array of delectable-smelling pizza pies, arranged artfully in front of a brick oven. “So many different kinds of pizza, they make the pizza right in front of you…”

The UNH dining hall is a paradise for food lovers -- and an incredible temptation to anyone who walks through its doors.

That’s just exactly how UNH wants it. The university proudly markets the 30 awards it has won for its food service as yet one more reason to attend college here.

But Tony can’t afford to be too enticed. Less than two years ago, h...
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