A Matter of Fat: Understanding and Overcoming Obesity in Kids

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UNSW Press, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 175 pages
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"In this timely book, with cartoons by Richard Collins, renowned nutritionist Rosemary Stanton and prominent exercise scientist Andrew Hills provide answers to common questions about overweight and obesity in children. They give the facts about body fat, good eating and healthy activities, and look at the risks, the definitions, and at what is 'normal' in a society obsessed with slimness, yet where people grow steadily fatter." "A Matter of Fat is packed with practical solutions to help families facing weight problems. The book's premise is that good food is delicious and doesn't have to be fattening, and that there are fun ways to be more active. The guidelines provided are sensible, enjoyable and based on sound science."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Dr Rosemary Stanton has written many scientific papers, several textbooks and more than 30 books on nutrition. She is currently a Visiting Fellow in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales and has been awarded an Order of Australia for her services to community health through education in nutrition and dietetics.

Dr Andrew Hills is Professor, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology. He has been President of the Australasian Society of the Study of Obesity, is a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and is Secretary-Treasurer of the International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research.

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