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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Ann M McCarthy, PhD (C), MSN, BSN, (Northern Navajo Medical Center)
Description: This book provides a good overview of all key aspects of childhood obesity: underactivity, overeating, anorexia, and bulimia. The 7-step program is very useful and simple with good applicability.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a practical method of intervening in order to address childhood obesity on an individual level. There clearly is a need for this approach and the book meets its objectives.
Audience: The author targets nutritionists and providers, but it also would be useful for parents because it is simply written. The author is credible in her knowledge of the subject matter.
Features: An overview of obesity and its causes is presented, followed by the 7-step program. The information on anorexia and bulimia is very good and the 7-step program is presented in a simple way.
Assessment: As someone in a busy pediatric practice who has limited time to offer education during the course of a clinic visit, but who sees many children with this problem, I found the overall practical presentation in this book very helpful.