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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
 
DESCRIPTION
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 non-technical, 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.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION: OUR OVERWEIGHT KIDS
 

PART I. HOW WE MEET A GROWING EPIDEMIC
1. Coming to Terms
2. Gauging Obesity's Toll

 

PART II. WHY KIDS ARE GETTING FATTER
3. Family Matters
4. At Home
5. Beyond the Home

 

PART III. HOW WE CAN FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC
6. Nurturing Healthy and Active Lifestyles
7. Reaching and Keeping a Healthy Weight
8. Slowing a Vicious Cycle
9. Mobilizing to Help Our Overweight Children

 
Appendix 1. Body-Mass Index according to Height and Body Weight
Appendix 2. Body-Mass Index by Age and Gender
 
Excerpts from Our Overweight Children
 
 
Downloadable eBook version available through Amazon.com, $12.95
 
 
 
 

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