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Conquering Childhood Obesity For Dummies.

Author: Kimberly A Tessmer; Meghan Beecher; Michelle Hagen
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2006.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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Features fun, kid-friendly activities to get them movingA positive and safe plan for lifetime weight managementConcerned about your child's weight? This practical guide provides effective strategies for improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and dealing with weight issues at home and in the classroom. You'll see how to change your family's lifestyle, help your child make healthier choices (and stick to  Read more...
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Tessmer, Kimberly A.
Conquering Childhood Obesity For Dummies.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly A Tessmer; Meghan Beecher; Michelle Hagen
ISBN: 9780470081747 0470081740
OCLC Number: 1044713981
Notes: Setting Mealtime Ground Rules.
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages).
Contents: Conquering Childhood Obesity For Dummies; About the Authors; Dedication; Authors' Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Understanding Childhood Obesity; Chapter 1: Looking for Answers; Gauging the Epidemic of Obese Children; What's to Be Done?; Facing Trouble Head-On; Chapter 2: The Growing Problem of Childhood Obesity; Is It Baby Fat or Something More?; Super-Sized Babies: Born Big and Staying that Way. Physical and Emotional Dangers of ObesityAvoiding the Fat Lifestyle; Eat As I Say, Not As I Eat: How Parents Pass Along Bad Habits; Schools Paying the Price for Obesity; Chapter 3: Facing the Physical Effects of Childhood Obesity: The Damage You Don't See; Type 2 Diabetes; Up, Up, and Away: High Blood Pressure; Strains and Pains; Heavy Breathing: Asthma and Sleep Apnea; Fatty Liver; Skin Eruptions; All Backed Up: Digestive Problems; Heart Disease; Obesity and Development Problems; Making Changes: Time Is of the Essence! Chapter 4: Hurting from the Inside Out: The Emotional Effects of Childhood ObesitySticks and Stones? They're Nothing!; How Emotional Abuse Hurts Your Child; Sibling versus Sibling; Part II: The Weight Is Over: Making Changes, One at a Time; Chapter 5: Assessing Your Child's Health; He Ain't Heavy, He's My Child; Weighing In: Diagnosing Obesity; Chapter 6: Overhauling the Family's Lifestyle; Recognizing How Your Own Actions and Attitudes Affect the Family; Little Changes, Big Long-Term Results; Yes, You Can!; Chapter 7: The Basics of Good Nutrition. Understanding Nutritional Requirements: Look to the Food PyramidFat Is As Fat Does: Recognizing the Fat in Your Family's Diet; Counting Up the Calories: How Much Should My Overweight Child Be Eating?; Farewell Forever, Favorite Foods?; The Lures and Dangers of Fast Food; Chapter 8: Planning Your Menu and Shopping; Eating Right Requires a Plan!; Making a List and Checking It Twice: What to Shop For and Why; Getting the Kids Involved in the Planning; Healthy Shopping on a Budget; Changing the Way You Look at the Grocery Store; Reading Nutrition Labels. Chapter 9: Cookin' Up a Healthier LifestyleDealing with Different Palates; Prepping and Cooking the Healthy Way; Knowing What to Avoid; Mom, I'm Starving!; Chapter 10: Move It and Lose It: Getting Physical; I've Fallen Onto the Couch and I Won't Get Up: Battling Laziness; Exercise Is Not a Form of Torture; Snowed In or Rained Out?; Playing It Safe Outdoors; Evaluating Your Child's Physical Education Class; Part III: Managing, Troubleshooting, and Keeping the Weight Off; Chapter 11: Supporting Your Child's Weight Loss; Setting Realistic Goals for Your Child; Being Consistent and Supportive.
Series Title: --For dummies.

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Features fun, kid-friendly activities to get them movingA positive and safe plan for lifetime weight managementConcerned about your child's weight? This practical guide provides effective strategies for improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and dealing with weight issues at home and in the classroom. You'll see how to change your family's lifestyle, help your child make healthier choices (and stick to them!), and foster a lifetime commitment to health and fitness. Discover how to* Introduce good eating habits* Keep your family fit and active* Prepare healthier meals* Maintain your child's weight loss* Find outside professional support* Fix over 30 tasty recipes.

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