BOUNCE, A Weight-Loss Doctor's Plan for a Happier, Healthier, and Slimmer Child

BOUNCE, A Weight-Loss Doctor's Plan for a Happier, Healthier, and Slimmer Child

by Wendy Scinta M.D., M.S.

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In school, on the playground, and sometimes even in their own homes, heavy kids as young as age four or five describe relentless harassment. As many as 60 percent of obese children are victimized by peers, and studies have shown that a kindergartener would prefer to sit next to a child with a physical handicap over one who is obese. Whether nice, attractive, accomplished, or smart, obese children are made to feel different from other children, often called terrible names. "Pig." "Moose!" "You're disgusting!" "You're gross." "How can you stand yourself?" Children sometimes hear these epithets from members of their own families, who attempt a kind of "tough love" approach to deal with the problem. When children are admonished about their weight, they feel worse about themselves. This approach simply does not work.

So, how can we address and treat childhood obesity? The BOUNCE® plan is a program Dr. Wendy Scinta created to combat child and adolescent obesity. It combines recent research on obesity treatment with her personal experience as an obesity medicine specialist, working directly with hundreds of obese children for nearly a decade. And over those years, Dr. Scinta realized a necessary trend. It's time to bring family back to the dinner table.

In this book, Dr. Scinta shows you how to work with your child and your family to develop healthy eating patterns and a healthy lifestyle that will yield a lifetime of benefits. This book will empower families and give readers the information needed to address the child's weight issues, both as a family and as a team. Dr. Scinta includes menus, recipes, and even information on how to talk to the family physician, to help parents be the best advocate for their child. Readers can even take it a step further, working within their communities to set up healthy streets, towns and schools so that every child in the community has a chance to succeed. With 1 in 3 children struggling with a weight issue and no end in sight, it is time for all of us to take matters into our own hands and turn this childhood obesity epidemic around, for good!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148268802
Publisher: Medical Weight Loss of NY, PLLC
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Dr. Wendy Scinta is a nationally recognized expert on adult and childhood obesity treatment. She sits on the Executive Council and the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and was awarded their prestigious "Bariatrician of the Year" award at the Fall 2012 ASBP Obesity Conference by her colleagues. Dr. Scinta’s practice, Medical Weight Loss of New York PLLC®, has treated thousands of overweight and obese individuals, helping each lose from 20 to over 200 pounds. Her BOUNCE® Children and Adolescent weight loss program has received national and international attention.

Dr. Scinta is the weight loss expert for Steve Harvey Show, and has been featured on CNN, Voice of America, NCC News, Say Yes To the Dress: Big Bliss Edition on TLC, and Intelligence for Your Health with Connie Sellecca, as well as in print, including AMA News, The Denver Post, MD News, Newsday, The New York Times, Parenting, The Post-Standard of Syracuse, Syracuse Woman Magazine, Web MD, Woman’s Day, Women's E-News, and Woman's Health Magazine, among others. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate, Diplomat of the American Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine, and a past member of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity.

She earned her medical degree from Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, and performed her residency in family medicine at Duke University. As a former Electrical and Computer Engineer, BS Clarkson University, MS University of Rochester, Dr. Scinta holds several patents in the fields of robotics and medical diagnostics.

Customer Reviews

BOUNCE, A Weight-Loss Doctor's Plan for a Happier, Healthier, and Slimmer Child 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptional read and paramount in the recent AMA ruling that obesity is a disease. Everyone knows someone who is overweight or obese, whether a family member, co-worker or friend. It affects everyone. Dr. Scinta has translated her success at her practice into book form for the modern day family. This is really an outstanding title that will help may families eliminate obesity within the home.