From the Publisher
“ A must-read for all parents! Understanding childhood obesity and making healthy lifestyle choices is essential for our next generation's future.”
— AVIS RICHARDS, CEO and Founder of Birds Nest Foundation™
and Executive Producer of “Dylan’s Lunchbox”
“ …paves the way for a healthier America. Read this book for yourself and for your kids.”
—GUNNAR PETERSON, CSCS, personal trainer and fitness expert
"Combat Fat for Kids, superbly and engagingly written by James Villepigue and Jo Brielyn, belongs in your home. The rewards of better health and a longer lifespan are priceless."
STUART FISCHER, MD, author and physician
"I loved this book as it offers a tool for parents to get their children more active, eating right, and most importantly — having FUN doing it." STEWART SMITH, CSCS, USN
Read an Excerpt
From the Foreword
Epidemic childhood obesity is a health crisis with potentially more disastrous consequences than any other challenge the United States faces at the present time. Despite advances in medical technology and emergency care,the next generation of Americans has a shorter life expectancy than their parents, a troublesome statistic unprecedented in recorded history. Obesity is a risk factor for 40 different illnesses in nine different organ systems including diabetes, hypertension, even asthma and mood disorders.
Parents have long sought a comprehensive yet enjoyable plan of action, one that develops lifelong health priorities and self-control as part of their children’s education. Without good health, their journey into the future may have significant obstacles, impediments that can be avoided only by early intervention. The solution requires proper caloric balance, regular exercise, avoidance of peer-pressure, development of self-confidence, and multiple other important life lessons.
Such a solution is superbly delineated in this excellent book, which is an indispensable addition to every parent’s library. Mothers and fathers have always been the ideal life-coaches, and their role in treating and preventing obesity cannot be duplicated by any government, insurance, or scholastic program. Combat Fat for Kids, superbly and engagingly written by James Villepigue and Jo Brielyn, belongs in your home. The rewards of better health and a longer lifespan are priceless.
Stuart Fischer, M.D.