IOM issues report that targets obesity in infants, toddlers

06/23/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Institute of Medicine on Thursday issued Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, a report that urges health professionals, child-care providers and government programs to encourage physical activity and healthful behaviors in infants and toddlers to prevent the onset of obesity. Early interventions to curb childhood obesity may help stave off the condition in adulthood, experts said.

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