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Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jul;6(3):A83. Epub 2009 Jun 15.

Reversing the trend of childhood obesity.

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Donna F. Stroup, Data for Solutions, Inc; PO Box 894, Decatur, GA 30031, Phone: 404-218-0841, Email:


In March 2008, a group of experts in anthropology, law, epidemiology, ethics, and social networking met to share their diverse perspectives on preventing childhood obesity. In meeting their charge to identify innovative ways to lower the prevalence of childhood obesity, they asked several questions: What has succeeded and what has not? What are the barriers to success? Whose job is it to address these barriers? We provide a brief background on childhood obesity and highlight some of the ideas generated at the Symposium on Epidemiologic, Ethical, and Anthropologic Issues in Childhood Overweight and Obesity, which took place in March 2008 at Saint George's University, Saint George,

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