Preventing Childhood Obesity:

Preventing Childhood Obesity:

Health in the Balance (2005)

Hardcover
436 pages | 6 x 9
978-0-309-09196-1

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Hardcover
436 pages | 6 x 9
978-0-309-09196-1

Preventing Childhood Obesity:

Health in the Balance (2005)

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Authors

Jeffrey P. Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, and Vivica A. Kraak, Editors; Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth; Food and Nutrition Board (FNB); Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP); Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Suggested Citation

Institute of Medicine. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.

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