Afraid to eat: children and teens in weight crisis

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Healthy Weight Journal, 1997 - Psychology - 310 pages
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To be fat in today's society is to fail. It's a prejudice that keeps too many youngsters striving to be thinner. This book explores this growing public health crisis among children and presents new ways for parents, teachers, and health providers to approach these complex problems. Dysfunctional eating, eating disorders, being overweight, and size prejudice are some of the topics discussed and the causes of these problems -- declining activity, fast foods, early puberty, the impact of advertising -- are examined. "Afraid to Eat" condemns diets and focuses on moderation in eating and an active, playful lifestyle.

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Though easy to trivialize, weight loss and excessive exercise can cause significant health problems, and treatment has ballooned into a major industry. Costin, a therapist and former victim of an ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
9
Growing up afraid to eat
11
Our culture fails to nurture its youth
25
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Frances M. Berg, M.S., L.N. is the editor, founder, and former publisher of "Healthy Weight Journal," Her previous publications include "Children and Teens Afraid to Eat" and "Women Afraid to Eat," She is a licensed nutritionist, family wellness specialist, and adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. She lives in Hettinger, North Dakota.

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