Bronx doctors, first lady release child obesity recommendations

WASHINGTON - (AP) - A government panel says women could helpreduce childhood obesity by maintaining a healthy weight when theybecome pregnant and by breast-feeding their babies.

The suggestions are among 70 recommendations in the panel'sreport, released Tuesday by first lady Michelle Obama.

One in three American children is overweight or obese, and theproblem is even more prevalent among black and Hispanic children.

The panel wants restaurants to post more calorie information.And it recommends updated nutritional standards for school meals.

The report says a woman's weight before she becomes pregnant andher weight gain during pregnancy are two big factors thatdetermine, before a child is born, whether he or she will becomeobese.

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