Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan: 301 Things You Can Do Today

Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan: 301 Things You Can Do Today

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by Susan Bartell
     
 

The breakthrough response to childhood obesity that parents have been waiting for—immediate answers, kid-friendly solutions and savvy advice from a national parenting expert

With an alarming 16% of American kids overweight or obese, parents are desperate for easy, healthy solutions—but wary of major lifestyle changes and parental guilt. It's time for a

Overview

The breakthrough response to childhood obesity that parents have been waiting for—immediate answers, kid-friendly solutions and savvy advice from a national parenting expert

With an alarming 16% of American kids overweight or obese, parents are desperate for easy, healthy solutions—but wary of major lifestyle changes and parental guilt. It's time for a simpler approach. Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan delivers exactly what parents have been waiting for: a place to start today, with hundreds of tips and optimistic, savvy advice for raising a healthy, happy child. Using an engaging mix of child psychology expertise and mom-next-door smarts, media powerhouse Dr. Susan lifts the guilt and empowers parents to take action now, with:

  • Hundreds of tips to combat junk food ads, poisonous peers, dressing room anxiety, and five other negative force factors in a kid's life
  • Quizzes to uncover and break the seven family patterns that make a child overweight
  • Healthy and affordable meal plans that keep pizza, burgers, and ice cream on the menu
  • The latest technology to get kids up and moving
  • Shopping lists, eating-out guides, and special lunchbox coupons to inspire every child and parent

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Dr. Susan cuts through the confusion about what to do if your child is overweight and courageously challenges parents to take charge and make informed choices. Follow her balanced and inspiring dose of approaches and your kids will make healthy choices, even when you're not there to remind them." -

"Dr. Susan gives great advice to parents on how to be an educator about health, set a good example, give their children the power of choice, and be supportive This book will help parents realize that that they are the true advocates in their child's health." -

"She's already guided thousands of teens toward healthier living. Now Dr. Susan teaches the parents of younger kids how to get results and make them stick." -

"Drawing on advice from medical, health, and exercise professionals, this comprehensive handbook offers balanced suggestions that go beyond the nutritional aspects of the problem. Packed with hundreds of anecdotes from parents and kids, it offers sensible suggestions that can be implemented by any parent who wishes to see their child's health, esteem, and social life improve dramatically. " - Independent Publisher

"Parents will love this guide because Dr. Susan really gets what today's moms and dads face when it comes to establishing and maintaining healthy eating habits at home. Her realistic solutions empower families and set them up for life-long health." -

"Parents frequently ask me how to raise children with healthy eating habits and a positive body image. At last I can give them a tool I am confident will show them the way! Dr. Susan addresses all these issues and more, giving parents fun, effective strategies for creating a healthy child and family. " -

"Dr. Susan not only educates parents on what they need to know, but gives them an easy-to-implement plan so they can get started as soon as they read the book. This is a must-read for any parent concerned about their child's weight and its affect on their health." -

"Trusted mother and psychologist, Dr. Susan Bartell dispels prevalent food myths, pinpoints dietary culprits and offers practical advice. By reading Bartell's wisdom, parents begin making informed nutritional decisions- and inspire healthy eating habits in children." -

"A recipe for success is presented with parents as role models and physical activities that are fun. Dr. Bartell's book contains hands-on instructions to guide parent and child in a non-stressful and at times, playful manner, using common sense and a dose of personal responsibility to gain a healthy lifestyle." -

"This book is a must read for parents wanting wholesome, balanced and practical tools for helping their children become healthier and lose weight when necessary. Dr. Susan supports you and your child all the way." -

"Susan Bartell arrives just in time to offer wondrous emotional salvage for parents and children alike, along with brilliant eating pattern shifting that leads to a more healthful diet and weight loss. This book should be required reading for us all." -

"Dr. Susan untangles the world of why our kids overeat and how we as parents can help keep them healthy. Great bite-size pieces of info that are oh-so-yummy and easy to digest!" -

"Dr. Susan Bartell returns with another fantastic guide for both children and their parents. Though the book is geared towards the parent, its format and writing style make it engaging so that all ages will enjoy it and benefit...Use Dr. Susan's advice and start by changing the whole family's eating patterns...this book is a must-have for all parents!" - Roundtable Reviews

"Inspirational and honest, a great resource for parents with overweight children, as well as parents who want to instill good eating habits within their families." -

"I work with many overweight kids struggling with the accompanying issues of low self-esteem, poor self-image and peer ridicule and rejection. Dr. Susan's wonderful, practical, parent-friendly guide just might put a significant crimp in my caseload! Bravo! " -

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402229497
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Susan Bartell is a nationally renowned psychologist and author who has been helping children, teens, and families lead healthier, happier lives for over fifteen years. She has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Early Show, and is a frequent contributor to Parents magazine, Family Circle, USA Today, Teen Vogue, and Seventeen.

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