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Wholesome private-label lines are pleasing pint-sized palates.Incited by the childhood-obesity crisis and healthy-eating craze, retailers are creating tasty and nutritious varieties of fun kids' food and merchandising them to little ones and their parents. But the market is far from child's play.Sales of goods geared toward one of the youngest segments of eaters - 3 to 11 years old - increased to

Wholesome private-label lines are pleasing pint-sized palates.

Incited by the childhood-obesity crisis and healthy-eating craze, retailers are creating tasty and nutritious varieties of fun kids' food and merchandising them to little ones and their parents. But the market is far from child's play.

Sales of goods geared toward one of the youngest segments of eaters - 3 to 11 years old - increased to more than $15.1 billion in 2006, a rise of 8.5% from 2005, according to th

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