Overcoming Childhood Obesity

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Written to combat the ever-increasing childhood obesity epidemic, this book focuses on prevention of the disease by revealing how making fundamental moves toward family-centered change in eating behaviors and lifestyle can produce gradual results that can last a lifetime.

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Overview

Written to combat the ever-increasing childhood obesity epidemic, this book focuses on prevention of the disease by revealing how making fundamental moves toward family-centered change in eating behaviors and lifestyle can produce gradual results that can last a lifetime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780923521783
  • Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/10/2003
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,062,048
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Shanley, RD, CD-N, MBA, is a registered dietician and a faculty member in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in food system management and directs a program in dietetics. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and is the author of numerous articles and a cookbook for kids. Colleen Thompson, MS, RD is also a registered dietician and manages the Team Nutrition Training Grant in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, and teaches courses in nutrition.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1 Starting at the Beginning: With Parents 1
What's All the Fuss about Childhood Obesity? 1
What Exactly Is Obesity? 4
Why Is this Increase in Obesity Happening? 9
What Can We Do? 13
Sources 15
Chapter 2 Getting Started with the Basics 17
What Is Healthy Eating? 17
Implementing Changes 26
Chapter 3 Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Young Child 27
Your Young Child and Food 27
Top Ten Healthy Behaviors 29
Fast Food Is Limited 39
Special Situations 46
Staying on the Right Track 48
Sources 49
Chapter 4 Creating a Healthy Environment for Your School-Aged Child 51
Your School-Ager and Food 51
Top Ten Healthy Behaviors 52
Sources 71
Chapter 5 Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Teenager 73
Your Teenager and Food 73
Top Ten Healthy Behaviors 75
Sources 92
Chapter 6 Frequently Asked Questions 93
What's on Your Mind? 93
Top Ten Questions from Parents 93
It's Time to Cook 113
Sources 113
Chapter 7 Menu Planning 115
Menu Planning Is Important for Every Family 115
Top Ten Healthy Meal Planning Tips 116
Chapter 8 Cook It! 141
Now That You Have a Plan 141
Food Safety Tips 141
Timesaving Tips 145
Kids in the Kitchen 146
Menus 150
Recipes 151
Sensible Restaurant Alternatives 186
Appendix 1 Blank CDC Growth Charts--Weight-for-Stature Percentiles 187
Appendix 2 Blank CDC Growth Charts--BMI-for-Age Percentiles 191
Appendix 3 Alternative Food Guide Pyramids: Latino, Asian, Mediterranean, and the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children 195
Appendix 4 Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI's): Macronutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals 201
Appendix 5 Resources 215
Index 217
Recipe Index 221
About the Authors 223
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