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Obesity battle requires bold efforts involving all of us

By Jone Flanders

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2012

~~<p>It is important to emphasize the need to address obesity as a societal issue, not just as a children's issue.</p>
<p>The greatest influencer of children's behavior is the actions of the adults around them. That is not to discount the millions spent on marketing products to children or the lure of technology-based entertainment's effect on children's activity &mdash; but the social environment that we adults create, and the lifestyle choices that we practice, greatly influence how our young generation will live their lives.</p>
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It is important to emphasize the need to address obesity as a societal issue, not just as a children's issue.

The greatest influencer of children's behavior is the actions of the adults around them. That is not to discount the millions spent on marketing products to children or the lure of technology-based entertainment's effect on children's activity — but the social environment that we adults create, and the lifestyle choices that we practice, greatly influence how our young generation will live their lives. Login for more...



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