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May 13, 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico - Alejandro Jose Miranda Plata, a young mexican boy with obesity attends a nutrition program with his family at the obesity clinic at Federico Gomez Children´s Hospital of Mexico, to learn about how to improve their eating habits and eat healthy foods with the goal of losing weight and prevent morbid obesity. Obesity is a massive epidemic affecting countries around the world. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, and public health officials are increasingly alarmed by the rapid rise in child and youth obesity. Mexico holds the first place worldwide in childhood obesity. About one-third of children in Mexico are now classified as either overweight or obese. There is also a high prevalence of obesity among the poor in Mexico. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus