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References for "England Vows to Halt and Reverse Obesity Epidemic"

1 Cross-Government Obesity Unit. Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: a Cross-Government Strategy for England. Room 708, Wellington House, Waterloo Road, London SE18UG;

2 The World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards. Available at

3 Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. 2005. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. Washington DC: The National Academies Press. Available at