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Some historical perspective of America’s childhood obesity epidemic: In the 1960s and 1970s, 5 to 7 percent of U.S. children suffered from obesity. Today, that number has swelled to 17 percent. And despite national efforts otherwise—including September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the Let’s Move child wellness program—the rate of obesity among the country’s […]

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In 2010, the U.S. took an important step to end to the preventable epidemic of childhood obesity and observed National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month for the first time. Since then, childhood obesity rates have stopped rising, and we have seen an encouraging drop in obesity rates among children ages 2 to 5 years old. However, […]

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