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References for "Assessing Healthy Weight in Children: BMI History Tells the Tale"

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2 American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Nutrition. Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity. Pediatrics. 2003; 112: 424-430.

3 Nader PR, O’Brien M, Houts R, et al. Identifying Risk for Obesity in Early Childhood. Pediatrics. 2006; 118(3):e594-e601. Erratum in: Pediatrics. 2006;118(5):2270.