The 4 Habits of Healthy Families: Everything Your Family Needs to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life

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BenBella Books, Inc., Jun 8, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 488 pages
Keep yourself and your loved ones fit and feeling good—with tips, recipes, planning guides and more!
Families of all shapes and sizes can share meals and activities that are healthy and enjoyable—and provide each other with support and motivation to stay on track. Healthy living expert Amy Hendel guides families through daily planning, preparation, and proportion of food, with a personal understanding of what it’s like for a busy working mother who has battled obesity.
The benefits don’t stop at a healthier, better-feeling family. As you practice Amy’s easy program, you’ll find your family gathering around the dining-room table more often and seeking out activities to enjoy together. Health will become the platform for a stronger and more closely knit family. You’ll learn to Plan Together, Prepare Together, Portion Together—and Play Together! You’ll also discover the handy “Yes, No, Maybe So” food choice plan, to enable consistently wise eating decisions.
In addition to invaluable sidebars and tips, The 4 Habits of Healthy Families is filled with easy and delicious recipes, sample grocery store lists, and a plethora of other suggestions to minimize time and maximize output in the kitchen.
“A must-read for anyone concerned about the health of their family.” —Anne Peters, MD, FACP, CDE, Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program
Previously published as Fat Families, Thin Families

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Yes No Maybe So Food Choices
HFL Recipes

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About the author (2010)

Amy Hendel, R-PA, IDEA, ACSM, is a family lifestyle therapist, registered physician assistant, and well-known TV and radio personality, health expert, reporter, correspondent, producer, and writer for a wide variety of television and radio shows and print publications. She reaches millions of people through a broad spectrum of media outlets including guest spots on NBC’s Today, Fox News, and The Early Show. As a spokesperson for several noted health campaigns including Global Amway's Nutrilite vitamin division, and as “Healthy Home” segment host on HouseSmarts, she speaks to audiences throughout the country. Past host of PBS' HealthZone and Westwood One's Good Eating Good Living, she has also been a coach and mentor for, a website with more than sixteen million subscribers. Currently she blogs for HealthCentral, a medical destination website and HealthCorps, Dr. Oz's philanthropic organization that fights teen obesity nationwide. As CEO of, her daily newsletter hits thousands of homes.

Hendel’s master’s level R-PA degree followed her Bachelor of Science degree. She is a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and nutritionist; and her professional affiliations include the California Association of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.

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