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Counseling, Dieting Recommended For Obese, Overweight Children In New WHO Guidelines

U.N. News Centre: Counseling and dieting among new U.N. health agency guidelines on child obesity
“An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, United Nations health experts warned [Wednesday], launching new guidelines to tackle what they call a global epidemic. … The just-published obesity guidelines include counseling and dieting, an assessment of eating habits along with the more usual weight and height measurements. WHO says the prevalence of obesity in children reflects changing patterns towards unhealthy diets and physical inactivity…” (10/4).