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How many children are overweight in the United States?

Childhood obesity has tripled in the United States since the 1980s. Currently about 1/3 of American children are obese or at risk for becoming obese. A healthy diet and regular physical activity can prevent obesity. Registered Dietitians (RD) can help children and their families change their diet and lifestyle habits. To find a RD near you, please visit: www.eatright.org.

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