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Oakland, Stanford programs tackle teen obesity
San Francisco Chronicle

Eight months ago, Taeylor Barker ate whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted, and she never got any exercise. Only 13, she was already carrying more than 300 pounds on her 6-foot frame, but when her pediatrician suggested she join Healthy Hearts, a weight-loss program for teens at Oakland Children’s Hospital, Taeylor balked. She was shy and scared of facing other people – doctors, nurses, nutritionists, even other overweight teens.