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Fighting Fat

Lessons from Harvard help Boston students stay thinner.

Planet Health, an obesity-prevention curriculum for schools, has had good results.
Planet Health, an obesity-prevention curriculum for schools, has had good results. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan
By Brian Kladko
December 4, 2005

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By now, it's widely understood that too many children in America are overweight. Schools are fighting back, but Bryn Austin, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Boston, worries that programs designed to battle childhood obesity - body-mass index "report cards" issued by schools, for example - could have a serious boomerang effect, exacerbating eating disorders in the ... (Full article: 745 words)

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