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As a nation, we’re still too fat

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CHICAGO — If the recently announced dramatic decline in obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds holds steady, then in about 18 years it will be fair to say a dent has been made in the obesity epidemic.

It is absolutely fantastic that toddlers — and in no small measure, their parents — have started making healthier dietary choices. If these youngsters can keep their weights under control throughout adolescence and into adulthood — and even pass on good dietary habits to their own kids — we’ll have quite a lot to celebrate.

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