Child Obesity: A Parent's Guide to a Fit, Trim, and Happy Child

Child Obesity: A Parent's Guide to a Fit, Trim, and Happy Child

by Goutham Rao
     
 

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A nationally recognised expert on child obesity, Dr. Rao uses the latest and best medical evidence available to show you how to help your child avoid or overcome the prevalent and dangerous health problem of overweight. In the first part, he gives you the knowledge you need to understand the scope of the problem. In the second part, he carefully explains a rational… See more details below

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A nationally recognised expert on child obesity, Dr. Rao uses the latest and best medical evidence available to show you how to help your child avoid or overcome the prevalent and dangerous health problem of overweight. In the first part, he gives you the knowledge you need to understand the scope of the problem. In the second part, he carefully explains a rational approach to helping your child achieve or maintain a healthy weight, including the science of changing people's behavior.

Dr. Rao makes it clear that despite all the talk about 'low-carb' and other fad diets, there are no magic bullets for treating childhood obesity. But the good news is that armed with the right information, parents can reverse this unhealthy trend and succeed in helping their children become fit, trim, and happy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A matter-of-fact manual that helps parents prevent and overcome the devastating effects of childhood obesity....Armed with shocking statistics, touching real-life case studies and a compassionate tone, Rao helps parents understand the urgency of obesity and their role in curbing it....Far from a quick fix, Rao’s method is an accessible solution to an increasingly widespread problem."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Wisely, [Rao] notes that [there] are no magic bullets or quick fixes, but a reading of this book will put your child on the path to good health."
- Bookviews.com

"Dr. Rao's new book Child Obesity is full of useful scientific and practical information and is told in a light, easygoing manner. This book will not only help parents of obese children, but is a must-read for all parents who want to create a healthy home environment for their family."
Lynne E. Nield, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

"Finally, straight talk about child obesity without the hype! An accurate appraisal of this epidemic — and what we as parents can do to raise healthy and active children."
Jeff Susman, MD
Professor and Chair, Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati
Editor, Journal of Family Practice

"This book reads very easily. It uses an evidence based approach that is refreshing in an era when most diet related books make outrageous, unsubstantiated claims. Dr. Rao blends this approach with his experience and uses interesting examples to illustrate the facts. This book will be useful to any parent concerned about their child's weight."
Martin S. Lipsky MD, FAAFP
Regional Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591023777
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Raj Bhopal
"As a public health epidemiologist working on adult heart disease and diabetes, I am convinced that these problems start in childhood. Obesity in childhood is preventable and the current epidemic is a disaster. Parents will welcome this guidance on how to protect their children from the effects of our obesogenic environment."
CBE, MD, DSc (hon), Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health University of Edinburgh
Lynne E. Nield
"Dr. Rao's new book Child Obesity is full of useful scientific and practical information and is told in a light, easygoing manner. This book will not only help parents of obese children, but is a must-read for all parents who want to create a healthy home environment for their family."
MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Jeff Susman
"Finally, straight talk about child obesity without the hype! An accurate appraisal of this epidemic-and what we as parents can do to raise healthy and active children."
MD, Professor and Chair, Family Medicine University of Cincinnati; Editor, Journal of Family Practice

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