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
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes award-winning books for parents and essential clinical and practice management titles.