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From Jeni, child's age 12

Hi: I am responding to a newspaper article. One of the statements was, "parents play biggest role in contributing to childhood obesity." I have to say in my granddaughter's case I disagree. She was born prematurely at 28 weeks. Sometimes being a small premie can contribute to future weight issues. Also, her parents have tried really hard not to let her become obese. She eats a healthy diet, and they see she gets plenty of exercise. They have given her information, and tools to make healthy choices. In her case, she has some relatives that have weight issues, (Dad, and paternal grandparents.)