A Parent's Guide to Childhood Obesity

A Road Map To Health
Product Number: EB00647265
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781581103878
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Description

Are you worried about your child's extra weight? If so, you're not alone. Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States, affecting more than 9 million children and teens. Being overweight can limit your child's physical activity and contribute to low self-esteem, but what's even more disturbing are the serious medical conditions and diseases that can develop as a result of being too heavy-like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. How do you as a parent take steps to help your child lose weight? Like it or not, childhood obesity is not a problem that can be solved overnight. Even so, the message of this book is simple-you and your child can succeed. A Parent's Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Road Map to Health offers long-term strategies and expert advice along with worksheets, questionnaires, and other interactive tools to help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight. This comprehensive guide offers: -Sensible, nutritional information and guidelines, emphasizing balanced and nourishing meals -Strategies for dealing effectively with a variety of parenting challenges -Approaches for encouraging increased physical activity -Questionnaires to evaluate how food is used in families -Guidance on how to partner with pediatricians, extended family members, schools, and child care providers to help ensure success

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Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2006

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