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One-third of all kids -- including 24 percent of 2- to 4-year-olds -- are now overweight or obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In an age when the most common vegetable eaten by toddlers is a french fry, experts say that the way we are feeding our children is laying the groundwork for a lifetime of heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health problems. It's frustrating that many of the factors contributing to the obesity epidemic -- from huge restaurant portions to vanishing phys ed classes -- seem to be out of our control. Fortunately, research has revealed these simple ways to help prevent kids from putting on too many pounds.
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