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Obesity watchdogs who’ve pushed new laws eye ‘calorie tax’

BOSTON —Health watchdogs urged an alliance of activists and public-health officials meeting here recently to push the envelope of the legal system even harder to address the obesity epidemic, thereby adding to the group’s prior successes in backing new laws requiring calorie postings on menus and bans on sugary drinks at schools.

With some victories under their belts and some scientific data documenting the effects of

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