For certain immigrants and minorities in New York, obesity is on the rise, and it’s a major health risk.   Healthy cooking classes are one way people are being encouraged to lose weight and live healthier lives. On this Food in Two Worlds podcast, we take a look at how healthy eating messages are reaching immigrants in New York City, and whether or not they’re effective.

We're joined by journalist Juhie Bhatia, who has been reporting on this subject for Feet in Two Worlds.  Juhie is the managing editor of Women’s e-news. Also in the studio is  Christina McGeough, a bilingual nutritionist at the Institute for Family Health in the Bronx, where 80 percent of her patients are minorities and include many immigrants.