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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments.

Local government actions to prevent childhood obesity / Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments, Food and Nutrition Board … [et al.] ; Lynn Parker, Annina Catherine Burns, and Eduardo Sanchez, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-13927-4 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-13928-1 (pdf)

1. Obesity in children—United States. I. Parker, Lynn. II. Burns, Annina Catherine. III. Sanchez, Eduardo (Eduardo J.) IV. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Obesity—prevention & control—United States. 2. Child—United States. 3. Government Programs—United States. 4. Health Promotion—organization & administration—United States. 5. Local Government—United States. WD 210 I602L 2009]

RJ399.C6I573 2009



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