'How to Help Your Overweight Child' will offer a uniquely understanding and sympathetic holistic approach to childhood weight problems and contain a wide variety of practical suggestions any family will benefit from. Childhood obesity is at last attracting the attention the problem deserves. We are all experts on the causes: junk food, lack of exercise, societal pressures, emotional problems...But behind every statistic is a child who needs some help - and this is where this timely and sympathetic book comes in. The book will gently explain what constitutes overweight, why children get fat, what children really need, and how they can be persuaded to eat well and get fit. The author shows how children can learn to take pride in their bodies and health, regain their self-respect and deal with all the problems that cause and are caused by being overweight.
Karen Sullivan specialises in writing about childcare and physical, emotional and nutritional health and is the author of many books, including 'Commonsense Healthcare for Children'. She has appeared on GMTV, BBC2, ITV and the Wellbeing channel as well as on numerous radio programmes. She is a regular contributor to several newspapers and magazines including The Express, Here's Health, Healthy, Tesco Healthy Living Magazine, Elle, She and Mother & Baby. She is currently involved as a consultant with a couple of TV projects dealing with obesity in children and is increasingly in demand as an expert on the subject.