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Parents often overestimate the amount of food that their children need, which can put youngsters on the fast track to obesity.

In this video, pediatrician Lewis R. First, MD, FAAP, discusses reading food labels, plate size and even shows a fun trick on how to use your hand as a guide for portion size.

Remember, if you don't ask for seconds, your child won't either!

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