Study finds need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions
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  February 6, 2019  
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 Study finds need for early childhood obesity prevention interventionsStudy finds need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions
 
A Rutgers study has found a need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions beyond preschool education settings. The paper, which appears in the journal PLOS ONE, reviewed 34 studies of obesity prevention programs and policies spanning pregnancy, infancy and preschool and found that there is a need for culturally adapted, bilingual nutrition and physical activity programs for children and their families.
 
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