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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

"Eat Right" Challenge: Eat the Cream Puff ... AND Some Fruits and Veggies

August 2, 2007

August in Wisconsin means brats, cheese curds, and the famous cream puffs at the State Fair but this year, Wisconsinites are being challenged to balance things out with some healthy foods, too. It's part of the American Cancer Society's Great American Eat Right Challenge, which encourages more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in an effort to fight the obesity epidemic and cut the risk of cancer. Milwaukee nutritionist Margaret Allen says that doesn't mean we have to skip the cream puffs.

"Not eliminating those foods from their diet, but how to incorporate them in moderation along with some high fiber foods. But never deprivation, just moderation."

According to state statistics, just over half of Wisconsin adults are obese or overweight, and only one in five eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Allen cautions that better eating and exercise can make a big difference in cancer risk.

"One third of the approximate 500,000 cancer deaths that occur in the United States can be attributed to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and being overweight or obese."

Only 17 percent of adults that were surveyed understand the link between being overweight and their cancer risk.

Rob Ferrett/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WI