Small changes help Boston parents, teachers battle kids' weight-gain

11/29/2007 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Concerned that pizza parties and Burger King coupons were encouraging childhood obesity as much as rewarding students for good academic performance, Boston parents and teachers worked together to stop the awarding of fattening prizes. In the process, they learned about the two-year-old federal anti-obesity "We Can!" program that helps parents make subtle changes to help combat obesity.

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