This handbook is for parents with overweight children and medical professionals who work with this population to help insure they don't grow up to be adults with serious health problems related to their excessive weight.
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Fat Politics: The Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic By J. Eric Oliver Oxford University Press, 2006
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The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation's Poor Children and Families By Janet M. Currie Princeton University Press, 2006
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