Get A Healthy Weight for your Child
A Parent's Guide to Better Eating and Exercise : From the Hospital for Sick ChildrenPaperback - 2005
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.