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MAR 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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This New Documentary Sheds Light On What It Really Takes To Combat Childhood Obesity

It goes without saying that the United States' childhood obesity rates are beyond problematic -- approximately 17 percent of kids and adolescents in this country struggle with their weight. But it's going to take transcending depressing stories and statistics to actually do something about it. At least that's the message translated in 'BITE SIZE,' a new documentary that peers into ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - Health Canal

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Penn Medicine Experts Offer Suggestions for Nudging Children toward Healthier Food Choices

PHILADELPHIA – Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals’ rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success, say two physician-scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics in an editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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MAR 19, 2015 - MedPage Today

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MAR 17, 2015 - Washington Times

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New Mexico rate of obesity among third-graders decreases

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico health officials report continued progress in reducing childhood obesity. The Department of Health announced Tuesday that the rate of obesity among third-graders in 2014 was 18.1 percent, down from 19.9 percent in 2013 and down from 22.6 in 2010. The department also says ...

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MAR 16, 2015 - Boston Globe

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Should Parents Be Fined for Obese Kids?

A bill currently being debated in the Puerto Rican Senate would fine parents $500-$800 if they don't change lifestyle habits contributing to their children's excess weight. Is this the answer to the childhood obesity epidemic? The Doctors discuss.

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