Anderson opened today's show talking about food; trying new foods and having a healthy relationship with food.
Anderson first guest was a 16 year old girl that weighs 320 pounds and is not happy with her weight. Ayanna joined Anderson to talk about her desire to lose weight and why. She was later joined on stage by her parents, sister (age 13 who weighs 225 pounds)and an aunt who is encouraging the whole family to lose weight and eat healthy so they can lead productive lives. 'Anderson' put together a "team" - nutrition coach, pediatrician & fitness expert - who joined the family on stage to offer helpful tips and formed a plan for the family to achieve their goals. Whole Foods donated a gift certificate, a local DC gym is giving Ayanna, her mom and sister a free gym membership for a year with trainer; and Samsung gave Ayanna a camera to document her progress. 'Anderson' will be following Ayann's progress, plus Anderson said he would go to DC to run with her and hang out ~
Next up, Anderson was joined by six 1st graders to help him try "new" foods -- shrimp, lima beans & olives ~
More talk of food, Anderson was joined by a nutritionist and member of the audience to discuss healthy eating and the contents of a hot dog ~
The last segment was about 'Anderson's' Family Dinner Challenge. The Smith family, members of the club, joined Anderson on stage to enjoy dinner around the table ~
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