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We need to limit the consumption of juice by Connecticut children

Over 15 percent of Connecticut’s low income 2- to 5-year old children are obese, ranking us fifth in the nation in early childhood obesity. While it is tempting to think that chubby toddlers will grow out of their baby fat, this is all too often not the case.  An overweight child aged 3 to 5 is three times more likely to become an obese adult.  And overweight children who become overweight adults have more severe adult weight problems and higher morbidity and mortality than people that first become overweight as adults.