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Underage and Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Epidemic--What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Underage and Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Epidemic--What Every Parent Needs to Know
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Childhood obesity has reached crisis proportions. Over the past two decades, the number of overweight adolescents has tripled. This skyrocketing youth obesity figure is associated with increases in high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, as well as higher obesity figures in the adult population. With the rate of obesity among children and teens skyrocketing, the health of an entire generation is at risk. The first step in solving this health crisis is understanding it. In Underage & Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Crisis—What Every Family Needs to Know, the first shattering look at this looming disaster, childhood obesity expert Frances Berg clearly lays out the causes of the current crisis. Underage & Overweight clearly lays out the causes of childhood obesity, its consequences, and its cures. It examines the issue from all sides—the classroom, the playground, the home entertainment center, the fast food counter, and the family dining table. It gives families, educators, health care workers, and policy makers the information they need to lead America's children to healthier and happier lives. Underage & Overweight doesn't just explore the problem. It gives realistic guidance for conquering the problem of childhood obesity. Rather than prescribing aerobics and limiting portions, it offers a seven-point plan for raising healthy children that focuses on changing the way families think about food and physical activity. The tips it gives for guiding children to healthier lives are vital reading not only for parents and other caretakers, but also for teachers, school administrators, doctors, nurses, and health care workers—indeed, anyone concerned about our children and their future. This heartfelt call for public awareness, understanding, and action is destined to become a landmark work in our country's war against childhood obesity.

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AuthorFrances M. Berg
BindingHardcover
Dewey Decimal Number618.92398
EAN9781578261208
Edition1
ISBN1578261201
LabelHatherleigh Press
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$24.95
ManufacturerHatherleigh Press
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages464
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2004-01-01
PublisherHatherleigh Press
StudioHatherleigh Press
TitleUnderage and Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Epidemic--What Every Parent Needs to Know
Release Date2003-11-19
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