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Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

Description:

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed factors related to overweight and obesity from birth to age five, with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behavior. In this report, the IOM recommends actions that healthcare professionals, caregivers, and policymakers can take to prevent obesity in children five and younger.

Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Institute of Medicine

Submitted:

11/20/2013

Modified:

11/20/2013

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