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Supersized portions, unhealthy diets, and too little physical activity certainly contribute to what's making kids 'fat.' But that's not the whole story. Researchers are at a loss to explain why obesity rates have risen so suddenly and so steeply in the closing decades of the 20th century. But head out to the beaches, playgrounds, and amusement parks, and it's obvious that overweight children are more numerous and conspicuous.
We see it in our neighborhoods and we read it in the headlines. Our nation--indeed the world--is in crisis. But knowledge is power and it's time to arm ourselves in the battle to win the war on obesity. Fed Up! is just what the doctor ordered. Based in part on the Institute of Medicine's ground-breaking report on childhood obesity, this new book from family physician and journalist Susan Okie provides in-depth background on the issue; shares heartrending but instructive case studies that illustrate just how serious and widespread the problem is; and gives honest, authoritative, science-based advice that constitute our best weapons in this critical battle.
|1||The fattest generation||1|
|2||Obese twins and thrifty genes||27|
|3||Size, health, and self-esteem||53|
|4||Teaching children how to east for life||77|
|5||Off the couch and away from the screen||113|
|6||Programming babies for health - before and after birth||149|
|7||Eating lessons at school||183|
|8||Finding help for an overweight child||211|
|9||Action for healthy communities||247|