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Document Number: 8217

Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity - There are numerous actions that show potential for use by local governments. Local goverments are ideally positioned to promote behaviors that will help children and adolescents reach and maintain healthy weights. Of course, parents and other adult carefivers play a fundamental role in teaching children about health behaviors, in modeling these behaviors and im making decisions for children when needed. (Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, September 2009)...


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