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Health & wellness

Menino challenges Boston: Shed 1 million pounds

The idea first came to Mayor Thomas M. Menino during Thanksgiving, while he was giving out turkeys to families in need. A woman came in with her son, a youngster seriously overweight.

“What chance does this kid have?’’ Menino remembers thinking. “He is only 12 years old and is already so overweight.’’

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