"I'm, Like, SO Fat!": Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World
It’s hard to decide which is more frightening--the “food” teenagers enjoy, or the things they say about their bodies. Whether it’s your son’s passion for chips and soda or your daughter’s announcement that she “feels fat,” kids’ attitude about how they look and what they should eat often seem devoid of common sense. In a world where television and school cafeterias push super-sized sandwiches while magazines feature pencil-thin models, many teens feel pressured to starve themselves and others eat way too much. Blending her experience as the mother of four with results from a survey of nearly 5,000 teens, Dr. Diane Neumark-Sztainer shows you how to respond constructively to “fat talk,” counteract negative media messages, and give your kids the straight story about nutrition and calories, the dangers of dieting, and eating right when they’re away from home. Full of examples illustrating the challenges teens face today, this upbeat and insightful book is packed with great ideas that will help kids everywhere feel better about their looks and make healthier choices about eating and exercise.
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It is indeed a weight-bsessed world when even Cookie Monster comes under fire for his eating habits. In this thorough and sensible book, Neumark-Sztainer (epidemiology, Univ. of Minnesota) shows ... Read full review
What We Know about Causes and Contributing Factors
How can we protect our teens when society pushes fat but promotes thin?
3Parents Matter a Lot
4Friends Fashions and Fads
A Big Part of the Answer in Moderation
6The Great Diet Debate
7The Four Cornerstones of Healthy Weight and Body Image
What and how much should teenagers eat?
11Family Meals in a FastFood World
12Eating OutWhen Cooking Just Isnt Going to Happen
Talking with Teens about Food Fat and Other Touchy Topics
What can we do when problems come up?
14Helping Your Overweight Teen Be Healthy and Happy
15How to Spot the Signs of an Eating Disorder and What You Can Do to Help
Resources for Parents and Teens
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