Toddlers are the new group to target when it comes to obesity - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Toddlers are the new group to target when it comes to obesity

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New numbers from the government suggest the best target group in fighting obesity is overweight toddlers. Officials at the Health and Human Services Department are encouraging pediatricians to use the growth chart -- to convince parents that chunky is not a healthy look... even in toddlers.

Dr. Eliana Perrin said, "When we as pediatricians don't provide that reassurance, they may actually be trying to fatten their children up."

The report today says simply overweight children are likely to be overweight teens, who are likely to be overweight adults.

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