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what is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

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Dr. James Mirabile
32 years experience Gynecology
Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly.
Answered on May 3, 2016
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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
See link: see the link choosemyplate.gov and you will see how the government is recommending 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 as fruit, 1/4 as vegetables and 1/4 as carbohydrates. There are also inidividual pages devoted to limiting sugar in the diet, and healthy choices to prevent obesity
Answered on Jul 23, 2014

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