Sharron Dalton begins with the basics: what obesity is, what causes it, and why it matters. Integrating information from scientific and popular sources, she reviews past remedies and their results and compares specific strategies and programs for children. When a third of our children are overweight or likely to become so, it's everyone's problem—and this book argues for a united approach, promoting the role of parents, health professionals, and school and community leaders. For each group, Dalton outlines actions to combat the epidemic. She suggests ways for parents to respond to their children in interactions centered on food and physical activities. And she illuminates a number of issues raised by childhood obesity, from the pain of fat discrimination to the economic, social, and political ramifications of an epidemic of obesity among the young.
At once authoritative and nontechnical, no-nonsense and compassionate, Our Overweight Children is a clear call to action—a prescription for treating the most dire problem threatening our children's health and our nation's future.
Our Overweight Children includes
* A discussion of what obesity is, what causes it, and why it matters
* A review of various remedies and their results
* A comparison of specific strategies and programs for children
* A plan for parents, health professionals, and school and community leaders to work together to confront childhood obesity
More than 30 percent of American children are overweight. Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in this country, leading to early onset diabetes and a general health crisis for children. The best plan to attack obesity starts at home and engages the whole family. And now, the experts at Texas Children's Hospital are providing the tools to do it.
This book gives parents the information and strategies they need to help their children eat less fast food and boost fitness. It features information on healthy diet and exercise options for every age group. It gets families off to the right start for losing extra pounds and guides them through a step-by-step approach to creating a personalized plan for controlling weight.
Through this guide, the experts at Texas Children's Hospital empower parents to establish healthy family habits. With numerous nutritious recipes, fun activities to get the family fit, and helpful tips to overcome weight management roadblocks, this guide is an excellent resource for parents who want to make a healthy lifestyle a way of life.
Drawing on the expertise of the wide range of health professionals at Texas Children's Hospital, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to family weight management and smart nutrition.
Texas Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. Consistently recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation by Child magazine and the U.S. News & World Report, Texas Children's Hospital is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research.
At a time when they should feel secure in their body’s growth, too many American children become anxious about size and weight and begin to eat in ways that contribute to the very problems they hope to avoid. Obesity, negative body image, and eating disorders are extremely difficult to reverse once established, and can be devastating to the self-esteem of developing bodies and egos.
Long overdue, Real Kids Come in All Sizes challenges the toxic myths that promote body-image and weight concerns in our culture. Building a foundation for lifelong health, parents can use these lessons to help their children:
—Eat well and be active
—Accept size diversity in themselves and others
—Value health and well-being over image
—Be comfortable in their developing bodies
—Resist damaging cultural messages
—Develop a strong identity and choose realistic role models
This comprehensive nutrition guide gives parents the tools for encouraging kids of any age on the path to healthy eating. Pediatric nutrition experts Castle and Jacobsen simplify nutrition information, describe how children's eating habits correspond to their stage of development, provide step-by-step feeding guidance, and show parents how to relax about feeding their kids and get healthy meals on the table fast.Prepares parents by explaining what to expect at different stages of growth, whether it be picky eating, growth spurts or poor body image Helps parents work through problems such as food allergies, nutrient deficiencies and weight management, and identifying if and when they need to seek professional help Empowers parents to take a whole-family approach to feeding including maximizing their own health and well-being Offers fun, easy recipes parents can make for, and with, kids
Fearless Feeding translates complicated nutrition advice into simple feeding plans for every age and stage that take the fear out of feeding kids.
This practical guide is filled with hands-on tools and in-depth advice for putting a stop to unhealthy eating habits before they begin. In Take the Fight Out of Food parents will learn how to:
• Understand their own "food legacy" and how it affects their children
• Keep their children connected to food in a positive way
• Talk to their kids about food and nutrition
• Recognize and deal with the six types of eaters --
including the Picky Eater, the Grazer, and the Beige Food Eater
With guidance, inspiration, and encouragement, this invaluable book helps parents to teach their children to eat for life in a positive and healthy family environment.