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L.A. County health officials urge people to eat less
Los Angeles Times

Concerned about the dangers of consistently climbing obesity rates, Los Angeles County officials launched a new public health campaign Thursday to help residents control their portion sizes.

The campaign — Choose Less, Weigh Less — aims to raise awareness about recommended calorie limits and to get residents to consume fewer calories. “It is no secret that portion size, as well as our waistlines, have expanded over the last two decades,” Jonathan Fielding, director of the county Department of Public Health, said during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles.