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Fighting Teen Obesity in America

We asked several young people in Berkeley, CA, about their relationship with food. According to celebrity chef Jaime Oliver, teaching children to cook helps them develop healthy eating habits and form healthy relationships with food. Healthy eating habits can prevent adult obesity, which leads to life threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart and liver disease and cancer. These diseases are killing Americans at an allarming rate. For more information, check out First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity.

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