Gordito Doesn't Mean Healthy: What Every Latina Mother Needs to Know to Raise Happy, Healthy Kids

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The number of children affected by obesity is growing daily, but Latino children are the most numerous and have the highest rate of obesity among boys and second highest among girls.

Dietician Claudia Gonzalez and health reporter Lourdes Alcaniz have written a comprehensive guide for concerned parents who want to help prevent and manage their children's weight problems while still holding on to Latino culinary and cultural tradition. The first book of its kind,Gordito Doesn't ...

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Overview

The number of children affected by obesity is growing daily, but Latino children are the most numerous and have the highest rate of obesity among boys and second highest among girls.

Dietician Claudia Gonzalez and health reporter Lourdes Alcaniz have written a comprehensive guide for concerned parents who want to help prevent and manage their children's weight problems while still holding on to Latino culinary and cultural tradition. The first book of its kind,Gordito Doesn't Mean Healthy addresses:

- Age appropriate menus and portions-from the first months after the baby is born up through the teenage years to young adulthood
- Symptoms and warning signs that a child may be overweight
- Health risks such as Type II diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and eating disorders
- The effects of acculturation, or abandoning traditional Latino foods, on Latino children
- Genetic factors influencing weight gain and Type II diabetes development in Latino children
- Advantages and disadvantages of the Latino diet
- The Latino Food Pyramid, with photographs of adequate portions for children

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In Latino culture, one of the nicest things you can say to a mother about her child is, "Oh, que lindo gordito, what a cute, chubby baby, so strong and healthy!" But a gordito child is likely to suffer diseases that will affect him or her for life: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Nutritionist Gonzalez and health reporter Alcaniz-mommies both-offer this timely book explaining why it's imperative that Latino children eat properly, and how the Latino diet (and its flavors and ingredients) can be incorporated into a healthy menu. Cultural, genetic and social factors all play a role in children's health; the authors interestingly note that the longer a Latino child has lived in the U.S., the more likely he or she will be overweight, since traditional Latino diets (consumed by recent immigrants) aren't necessarily unhealthy, but "eating American" (which those who've lived here longer do) often is. The "Latino-Hispanic Food Guide Pyramid" includes traditional foods like jicama, papayas, corn tortillas and avocado; while a section on Latina mothers and breastfeeding debunks myths. Menu suggestions for newborns to 19-year-olds and a section on eating disorders complete this essential guide. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425207703
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Gonzalez, , R.D., has served for six years as a spokesperson in charge of Latino affairs for the American Dietetic Association. She lectures regularly on a variety of nutrition and health issues to national and international health organizations.

Lourdes Alcaniz, M.A., is a journalist with over 21 years of experience writing, producing, and reporting on health. A former Fulbright Fellow, he won an Emmy for news writing at Univision, and received the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation's Carole Simpson fellowship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    very well written

    This book hits on the obesity in the latin community directly, and explains how you can prevent your child or someone you know from becoming obese. And it also gives you tips on how to help your child if he is already obese. This is a very useful book, in my opinion.

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