Conquering Childhood Obesity For Dummies

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Features fun, kid-friendly activities to get them moving

A positive and safe plan for lifetime weight management

Concerned about your child's weight? This practical guide provides effective strategies for improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and dealing with weight issues at home and in the classroom. You'll see how to change ...

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Overview

Features fun, kid-friendly activities to get them moving

A positive and safe plan for lifetime weight management

Concerned about your child's weight? This practical guide provides effective strategies for improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and dealing with weight issues at home and in the classroom. You'll see how to change your family's lifestyle, help your child make healthier choices (and stick to them!), and foster a lifetime commitment to health and fitness.

Discover how to
* Introduce good eating habits
* Keep your family fit and active
* Prepare healthier meals
* Maintain your child's weight loss
* Find outside professional support
* Fix over 30 tasty recipes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471791461
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 1,394,482
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian andfreelance writer who currently owns and operates Nutrition Focus, aconsulting company specializing in nutrition and weight management.She has authored numerous books and has written articles forseveral national magazines. Kim is a member of the AmericanDietetic Association and the ADA Practice Group “NutritionEntrepreneurs.” Kim resides in Cleveland, OH, with herhusband Greg and daughter Tori.

Meghan Beecher is a Project Coordinator in the ChildhoodWeight Control Clinical Research Study at the University ofBuffalo, a two-year study funded by a grant from the NationalInstitutes of Health and run by Dr. Leonard Epstein, a leadingexpert in the field of childhood obesity. The study teaches obesechildren and their parents how to adopt a healthier lifestyle,which includes instruction about portion control, countingcalories, and exercise. Prior to her involvement in the UB study,Meghan taught preschool and was also employed by the MontanaConservation Corps (a branch of Americorps), where she introducedadolescents to outdoor activities as a means of improving theirlives. Because she is an avid runner, Meghan is well aware of thebenefits of exercise and nutrition and was eager to find a careerthat would combine her love of children with her interest inhealth. When the UB study concludes, Meghan, a graduate of XavierUniversity with a BA in Social Work, plans on continuing in thisfield, educating children on the merits of a healthy lifestyle.

Shelly Hagen is the co-author of Baby’s FirstYear For Dummies and has also authored eight books in thebestselling Everything series, including The EverythingDestination Weddings Book, The Everything Father of the BrideBook, and The Everything Body Language Book. As afreelance writer and editor, Ms. Hagen has also performed extensiveghostwriting and book editing work, and has written features forThe Saratogian daily newspaper. She has a degree inLiterature from SUNY Empire State and lives in Saratoga Springs,NY, with her husband, Mike, and three sons, Sam, Hal, andNolan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Understanding Childhood Obesity.

Chapter 1: Looking for Answers.

Chapter 2: The Growing Problem of Childhood Obesity.

Chapter 3: Facing the Physical Effects of Childhood Obesity: TheDamage You Don’t See.

Chapter 4: Hurting from the Inside Out: The Emotional Effects ofChildhood Obesity.

Part II: The Weight Is Over: Making Changes, One at aTime.

Chapter 5: Assessing Your Child’s Health.

Chapter 6: Overhauling the Family’s Lifestyle.

Chapter 7: The Basics of Good Nutrition.

Chapter 8: Planning Your Menu and Shopping.

Chapter 9: Cookin’ Up a Healthier Lifestyle.

Chapter 10: Move It and Lose It: Getting Physical.

Part III: Managing, Troubleshooting, and Keeping the WeightOff.

Chapter 11: Supporting Your Child’s Weight Loss.

Chapter 12: When You Can’t Be There: Conquering TemptingScenarios.

Chapter 13: Dealing with a Child Who Hasn’t Bought intothe Program.

Chapter 14: Bringing In Outside Help.

Chapter 15: Keeping the Weight Off .

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Reasons Lifestyle Changes Will Make aDifference.

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Cut Fat and Calories from YourFamily’s Diet.

Chapter 19: Ten Fun Ways to Fit Exercise Into Your Child’sDay.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Recipes.

Appendix B: Weight Chart and Exercise Log.

Index.

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