One in seven American children is either overweight or obese.
More than 10 million American children are overweight or obese and the numbers are growing. Kids are consuming too many calories, eating too much fast food, and not getting enough exercise. Such oversized kids are at risk for the early onset of adult diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and even strokes.
Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child is designed to help parents prevent and treat childhood obesity using the best medical and scientific methods rather than potentially dangerous fad diets and exercise routines.
This book will help parents to:
• Recognize if their child is overweight
• Realize the medical consequences of being overweight
• Understand the social, behavioral, and biological causes of being overweight
• Improve both their child's and family's eating habits, nutrition and overall physical fitness.
The book features practical treatment and prevention with hands-on exercises and informative charts for:
• The stages of diagnosing overweight problems
• Treatment options
• Parental support and encouragement
• A step-by-step recovery map
• Helpful suggestions for family members, teachers, coaches, and friends.
Brilliant in its simplicity: if you child begins to eat a healthful diet and begins a healthful level of activity, a healthy weight will follow in a healthful amount of time. The author's message is one that will inform and motivate rather than overwhelm and discourage... an inexpensive, well-written, accurate, and easy-to-read, and easy-to-follow guide to get a healthy weight for your child.
— Journal of the National Medical Association, December 2006
Full of case studies, charts, and do's and don'ts to help you raise a healthy child.
— Miami Herald, January 2006
It can be hard to keep your children healthy and eating right. But [in this book] parents have help in the battle for a healthier lifestyle.
— Woodland Hills Daily News, December 2005
Designed to help parents prevent and treat childhood obesity using the best medical and scientific methods rather than potentially dangerous fad diets and exercise routines.
— Carole Pecora, San Diego Union-Tribune, December 2005
We all know what's needed to lose weight, for ourselves and for our kids. Eat less. Exercise more. It's a simple formula, but one that can be perilously difficult to implement... If you're really ready to clear all the junk food from the pantry and clear all the lazy people from the couch, you'll find checklists and schedules and plans here to get you moving in the right direction. If you're not ready, the book offers plenty of rationale for changing your ways, chapters and chapters of it... The book's headline- and box-heavy structure makes it easy to dip back into the earlier chapters for any information, assistance, or chastising you may need.
— Terri Mauro, About.com: Special Needs Children