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Question: I've struggled with weight and food issues for most of my life.  I'm just now starting to deal with these issues in a healthy way.  However, my young daughter is kind of chubby and I'm terrified that she may be starting on a life struggle with weight. What should I do?

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Childhood Obesity: A Parent's Guide
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