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RWJF chief warns obesity woes linger
Modern Healthcare - Jessica Zigmond

The head of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation cautioned the nation against becoming complacent in its fight against obesity, saying that nearly one-third of American children are still overweight or obese and at risk for serious diseases. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the foundation’s president and CEO, said this following a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed the prevalence of a high body mass index among U.S. children and adolescents appears to have leveled since 1999.

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