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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Health Affairs - Child Obesity Research

Posted by: Rachelle Mirkin

Congratulations to NICHQ Obesity National Advisory Council members Lisa Simpson, William Dietz, Jon Klein, David Ludwig, and Debbie Chang on their contributions to the March 2010 edition of Health Affairs. The publication examines the root causes of child obesity as well as potential prescriptions for improving the health of American’s children. Topics covered in the journal, and discussed at a press briefing in Washington, D.C. March 2, include differences in obesity rates among diverse groups, agriculture policies and possible impacts, snacking habits of children, statewide initiatives in child care centers, and the impact of junk foods in schools. (http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/vol29/issue3/)

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