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Proposed Bill Would Fine Parents for Overweight Children

February 13, 2015 / Jose Diaz-Balart

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A controversial proposed bill in Puerto Rico is aimed at tackling childhood obesity by fining parents up to $800 if their overweight child doesn’t lose weight. Radio Isla host Rosanna Cerezo discusses.

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