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Supersized to Superhealthy! Beat Childhood Obesity and Stop Your Kids Getting Fat. Healthy eating for children can be fun and easy! [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Curran
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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What others are saying about this book!

“What really tips it into five stars is not only Sarah Curran's observation that people must stop laying blame for their child's overweight problems on other people and organizations (bravo!), but the fact she then gives practical ways parents can use to get their children healthy.” J. Carrel *****

“offers countless practical and manageable solutions to deal with and prevent obesity, right down to quick and easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.” Nicole Lespersance *****

“It is as much about being a good parent to your kids and giving them the best diet you can, while teaching them the benefits to a good, healthy diet.” JP *****

“Sarah not only lays out exactly what to do to tackle the problem of children's obesity, but comes up with methods that are actually enjoyable while doing it. “ Bob *****




MOM, I’M TOO FAT TO PLAY! And with that my four year old burst into tears. His school friends had told him that because he was fat he couldn’t play with the group and had to sit on his own during lunchtime.

After I reassured him he was fine and I had calmed down a bit (ever want to kill your kid’s friends?), I let my mothering guilt take over! Was he overeating? Was he heading for obesity? Sure, he was a little bit chubby, but wasn’t that just normal? By the time my husband came home I had myself convinced that my son would be obese by the time he was five and have health issues for the rest of his life.

While the above incident was relatively mild, it was the catalyst for this book. Can you imagine the torture that some overweight kids go through every day at school, and the bullying or name calling doesn’t end when they leave school!
The sad fact is that childhood obesity is a huge problem (pardon the pun!) and one that is increasing. More kids are overweight than ever before and the problems start almost as soon as a child is born. How many babies have you seen eating their dinner in fast food chains? Or eating a bag of chips (crisps for the UK reader) in their stroller? One bag of chips can contain over 100% of the recommended salt allowance for an adult. God only knows how the child’s liver and kidneys are going to deal with that excess salt.

Poor diets also lead to problems at school. Apart from the bullying my middle son experienced, there is also the issue of behavior. If your child is misbehaving at school or getting poor grades, the answer could lie in his diet and general lifestyle.

You will also learn:

Chapter 1: Why Worry about Childhood Obesity?
Chapter 2: What Causes Children to become Overweight?
Chapter 3: Is Nature or Nurture to Blame?
Chapter 4: Is There a Miracle Cure?
Chapter 5: Practice What You Preach
Chapter 6: Diet is a Dirty Word!
Chapter 7: Putting the Theory into Practice
Chapter 8: Water – 75% of our Kids Don’t Get Enough!
Chapter 9: Kids Need Fats!
Chapter 10: Their Brains need Sugar
Chapter 11: Super Berries for Kids
Chapter 12: Should you go Organic?
Chapter 13: Food Labels Demystified!
Chapter 14: Eating Healthy on a Budget – Don’t Break the Bank!
Chapter 15: Help My Kids Won’t Stop Eating
Chapter 16: Kids Need to get Physical!
Chapter 17: Get Fit By Playing It, Tag or Tennis
Chapter 18: Dealing with Birthday Parties and Special Occasions
Chapter 19: My Childrens' Favorite Recipes
Chapter 20: Final Thoughts


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  • File Size: 218 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KPRRX6
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
It's a pleasure to read such a positive book on such a serious subject.

There are many views on diet as there are types of food but I find myself agreeing with a very large part of what the author says. What really tips it into five stars is not only Sarah Curran's observation that people must stop laying blame for their child's overweight problems on other people and organisations (bravo!), but the fact she then gives practical ways parents can use to get their children healthy.

Don't get me wrong, I do believe the government peddles plenty of misinformation, but why wait for them to get it right when we can do things for ourselves? This book shows parents and grandparents (and teachers) ways to regain control, and healthy messages to pass onto our children.

I think it would be interesting for Sarah Curran to do a follow up book or two showing this information, but aimed at children themselves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read Book for All Parents and Grand Parents December 7, 2012
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I'll start this review off by saying I'm obese and a parent. I'm worried that my lack of exercise and poor eating habits will have a negative effect on my childs health and well-being.

Having read this book, I now have an arsenal of tips and tricks to use to help prevent this...and who knows, maybe I'll shift a few pounds too!

Great book, highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop Childhood Obesity! May 17, 2012
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It is really sad to see the number of overweight children. And the number is on the rise. Aside from the health issues many overweight kids may experience at an early age or later as adults due to weight issues, there is also the mental anquish of obesity. As the author points out, her child was only four when he was teased by his playmates.

This is an excellent read to draw attention to this growing problem and provide actionable steps to take to help prevent and/or reverse it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to help your children live long and prosper! March 20, 2012
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This book by Sarah Curran is exceptional in a number of ways. It is a detailed, easily read book that confronts the problem of childhood obesity in a no nonsense, conversational manner. Full of fascinating facts about our eating habits, and those of our kids, it gives reasons to eat healthy (as if we needed them), hints on what to eat and how much (Supersize it, ma'am? No. Thank you.),what amounts of what foods should be eaten and why and some very interesting tidbits that I didn't know - and I know lots of things. :-)

Do you know which VIP organ of your body is composed of 60% fat? Hint: It is not your bottom!
Do you know of the different kinds of fats? Which are good for you and which are not?
Do you know which food contains MASSIVE amounts of antioxidants and also tastes so yummy it is a delight to eat? I had vaguely heard of them but this book filled in the gaps and made me go and purchase some today! LOL! This one hint alone is worth the price of the book.
Did you know that there are varying degrees of "organic"? Sarah Curran does and she explains just what you are getting with each degree.
Do you know what the food labels mean? Believe me, the fine print revealed in this book will shock you. Sometimes the word "healthy" when used in relation to certain foods should have the disclaimer "Only if you are an Olympic athlete."!

Supersized to Superhealthy is a fantastic book full of fascinating, useful and important information that every parent should have. Sarah Curran has really done her homework here and the book is inspiring and informative.

Seriously, the best I have read on this subject. If you have a child, buy it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well timed excellent book.. May 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have just finished reading this book by Sarah Curran.

With the childhood obesity problems that are reported upon at the moment, its an ideal time for this book that deals with this emotive topic in a sensative manner.

"Mom, I'm too fat to play". What a message for any parent to hear.. and kudos to Sarah for taking notice and doing something to help her 4 yr old son.

There is still a lot of false and downright misleading information out there today, and this book helps get the real facts out there.

If your child suffers from obesity, then you need this book, its that simple.

I purchased this for my son, whos first born is getting overweight. Hopefully this will guide him in the correct ways to gently correct this problem.

Thank you for this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Important Book! May 16, 2012
By Damian
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a subject I'm extremely concerned about! Make no mistake, this is one of the west's biggest, if not the biggest problem. All parents should take note about childhood obesity. One time I saw a mother feeding a baby chocolate milk from a bottle in the Post Office...anyway I digress.

This book is written from the point of view of a mother of three; one of her kids is obese.

The author raises some good points about just why so many children are obese these days. Sure it has a lot to do with society, but parents absolutely must take their share of responsibility for how their kids turn out. Genetics can't be blamed either. Just two generations ago obesity was unheard of, the book raises and addresses these questions.

In fact in my opinion, in chapter three the author hits the nail right on the head as to why children are becoming more frequently obese in this year 2012. To change this is so simple you wouldn't believe it. I won't spoil what it is for obvious reasons.

I can't recommend this book highly enough to parents.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent information for everyone!
This book is packed with excellent information about how food not only relates to weight, but behavior as well. Read more
Published on May 16, 2012 by Christina Haas
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for parents
Being the 'fat kid' is not easy. How do I know? Well I was her. So through out my life I have had to battle with my weight. Read more
Published on April 26, 2012 by Amanda Wade
5.0 out of 5 stars For all parents!
I am shocked how far we have come away from the common sense of eating. As a child I remember looking at the fruit pie in the freezer, but quickly gave up thoughts of eating it as... Read more
Published on April 2, 2012 by Lisa Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Parents and Grandparents
Grandparents alert!

Read this book, It is so full of interesting & informative content. You will not be able to put it down. Read more
Published on April 1, 2012 by Maggie & Brooke
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written Information on Food and Children
Sarah has had her share of dealing with children with food problems and writes from that perspective. Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Marg Ruttan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with manageable and practical solutions
I really enjoyed reading this book and could totally relate to a lot of what the author was saying. Society today is always looking for a quick fix and unfortunately its often... Read more
Published on March 21, 2012 by BookWorm
5.0 out of 5 stars constructive and highly usable nutritional guide
Given the growing obesity in kids today through the first world. It is great to see this author offer a refreshing voice amongst the crowd. Read more
Published on March 20, 2012 by BookishFriend
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, down-to-earth how-to guide for improving your child's...
Fantastic! An excellent, detailed book on a very important subject. This book is a valuable go-to guide for all parents, whether their child is obese or not. Read more
Published on March 19, 2012 by Nicole Lesperance
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Hi, I am Sarah and thank you for looking at my book. I am not a doctor. The books I write are based on what worked for me and my family. I have no way to show you the improvement in grades achieved by my son but at the end of year 3 he was bottom of his class. 12 months later, he is in the top group of his class with his teachers saying he is intelligent and highly creative. How did we "change" him from a troublesome "special needs" child into one that is excelling at school and much happier. This is the story I outline in "Is it ADHD or is it just me?" These books are not designed to be fact based on the merits or otherwise of medications - I will leave that to the medics :-).

The ADHD book is the true story of my efforts to get a proper diagnosis for my son who was misdiagnosed as being autistic and having ADHD and I am sure other parents are going/have gone through the same process. Do I suggest ADHD doesn't exist? Of course not. It is an illness suffered by many but does everyone who has been diagnosed as having ADHD really have it? I don't believe so. I think society is far too quick to throw labels at people and in my opinion, natural options should be explored before children are put on very strong meds with some horrible side effects.

I am a mom to three children, two boys and a little girl. Having had one child diagnosed with ADHD or Autism (depending on the doctor I saw!) and being told the other two were "high risk", I became determined to help my kids any way I could. I was horrified to see that the so called healthy diet I was providing for them wasn't that healthy after all.

There is a reason why this generation of children are becoming obese and suffering more from ADHD, Autism, Diabetes and other conditions. It is simply not good enough to say we have to accept that this is just the way of the world we live in. It doesn't have to be :-)

I made some changes, quite small ones really that would be easy for any mom to do, yet the results I achieved were incredible.

My children are happier, healthier and as a family we are doing so much better. I hope by writing about my experiences I can help other families to avoid at least some of the problems we went through. If I can help one mother (or father) see that they may have other choices apart from putting their child on stimulant drugs I will be so happy :-).



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