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Debate: Childhood obesity

Updated Monday 26th October 2009

Community member Lyndon raised a question about the causes of childhood obesity

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I am very keen for you to add to this ongoing discussion aimed at determining what factors contribute significantly to childhood obseity and what you as a parent can do or have done to influence your children’s eating habits.

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