Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Overcoming Childhood Obesity


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Product Details

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

About 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Starting at the Beginning: With Parents1
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
Chapter 2Getting Started with the Basics17
What Is Healthy Eating?17
Implementing Changes26
Chapter 3Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Young Child27
Your Young Child and Food27
Top Ten Healthy Behaviors29
Fast Food Is Limited39
Special Situations46
Staying on the Right Track48
Chapter 4Creating a Healthy Environment for Your School-Aged Child51
Your School-Ager and Food51
Top Ten Healthy Behaviors52
Chapter 5Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Teenager73
Your Teenager and Food73
Top Ten Healthy Behaviors75
Chapter 6Frequently Asked Questions93
What's on Your Mind?93
Top Ten Questions from Parents93
It's Time to Cook113
Chapter 7Menu Planning115
Menu Planning Is Important for Every Family115
Top Ten Healthy Meal Planning Tips116
Chapter 8Cook It!141
Now That You Have a Plan141
Food Safety Tips141
Timesaving Tips145
Kids in the Kitchen146
Sensible Restaurant Alternatives186
Appendix 1Blank CDC Growth Charts--Weight-for-Stature Percentiles187
Appendix 2Blank CDC Growth Charts--BMI-for-Age Percentiles191
Appendix 3Alternative Food Guide Pyramids: Latino, Asian, Mediterranean, and the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children195
Appendix 4Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI's): Macronutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals201
Appendix 5Resources215
Recipe Index221
About the Authors223

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