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1/29/14: NPR, Adult Obesity May Have Origins Way Back In Kindergarten, by Rob Stein.

Children are already suffering from a kind of societal hysteria about childhood weight, according to Linda Bacon, a physiologist who studies weight regulation and nutrition at the University of California, Davis. “What this is going to do to kids is … cause more bullying and teasing of the larger kids,” she says. “It’s going to cause them to feel bad about their bodies. It’s going to make the thinner kids really scared of getting fatter. There is so much public and media hysteria about the epidemic of childhood obesity already.”

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