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By Amanda Harrist
Oklahoma State University 

Kids with obesity need acceptance from family and friends, not just better diet tips, to succeed at managing their weight

 

October 27, 2021



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Amanda Harrist, Oklahoma State University and Laura Hubbs-Tait, Oklahoma State University

(THE CONVERSATION) Hundreds of programs over the past four decades – from the removal of junk food from school vending machines to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign – have tried to get kids in the U.S. to eat healthier food and exercise more often.

But none of these efforts lowered national child obesity rates. In fact, child obesity has continued to increase. This has been particu...



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