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Monday, May 20, 2013
Today, more than ever, healthy eating and regular physical activity are important for acquiring and maintaining good health. With approximately 2/3 of American adults and 9 million children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 19 either overweight or obese, overweight and obesity have become the fastest growing epidemics affecting Americans today.* This epidemic cuts across all segments of society, regardless of age, race, ethnic group, or gender. (*Based on results from the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)).
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