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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 670295, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/670295
Research Article

Youth Understanding of Healthy Eating and Obesity: A Focus Group Study

1Nutrition and Health Science Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
2Section on Pediatric Diabetes and Metabolism, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
3Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
4Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
5Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
6Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

Received 11 January 2013; Revised 26 June 2013; Accepted 27 June 2013

Academic Editor: Roya Kelishadi

Copyright © 2013 Allison C. Sylvetsky et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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