"offers much valuable advice on how parents and communities can address [obesity]. [U]nderstanding obesity is not easy." -- New York Times
A reassuring, practical book that will help both parents and children lead healthier lives....a refreshing response...highly recommended. -- Library Journal
Clearly written. Covers a range of useful information...the root causes of obesity...the lure and danger of fad diets. -- Contemporary Pediatrics, March 2004
I found the overall practical presentation in this book very helpful...The information on anorexia and bulimia is very good. -- Doody Reviews
Presents a new perspective on how to solve the obesity crisis...the tools needed to develop wellness in children. -- Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Aug 2004
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The dangers of childhood obesity are real. The future health consequences for our children cannot be avoided. How did we get to this crisis point? And what do we, as responsible parents, educators, and citizens do to reclaim the health of generations to come? Underage & Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Crisis--What Every Family Needs to Know
is a clarion call to American society. Childhood obesity expert, Frances Berg clearly and concisely examines the scope of the current problem, its root causes, the medical consequences, and the challenges facing overweight children and their parents. She examines the issue from all sides--the classroom, the playground, the home entertainment center, the fast food counter, and the family dining table. She tells us why past solutions haven't worked and why diets for kids almost always fail. She brings a fresh perspective to a problem that has been a growing concern to parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Most importantly, she provides directions on effecting lasting change and solving the childhood obesity crisis once and for all. Underage & Overweight
doesn't just explore the problem; it provides a plan for overcoming the crisis and raising happier and healthier children. It will help you get your children to be more active, to normalize their eating habits, and understand the basics of good nutrition. It shows how to work with your school system and child's teachers to create a healthier nurturing environment and what role doctors and healthcare workers can play. Underage & Overweight
provides seven specific steps that you can take now to help your children achieve a healthy weight.
Underage & Overweight is vital reading for parents, teachers, school administrators, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers--indeed for anyone concerned about our children and their future.