KidShape: A Practical Prescription for Raising Healthy, Fit Children

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 21, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages

It's in the news: American children are too fat and this is resulting in an alarming increase in type 2 "adult onset" diabetes in children under the age of 12. Dr. Naomi Neufeld recognized this more than two decades ago when she began seeing an increasing number of overweight children in her office as a pediatric endocrinologist - children who were not just 20 to 30 pounds overweight, but 50 to 100 pounds overweight and children who were as young as 6 years old.

The KidShapeŠ program she founded is a family-based weight-management program that has helped thousands of young people lose weight by learning how to make healthy choices about eating and activity. Included are "The truths behind the myths about food," "Seven lessons for fit families," fun exercises, and healthy recipes.


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The Family Table
Getting Started
Establishing the Basics
Deciding How Much to Eat
Using Food Labels to Make Smart Decisions
Move It to Lose It
Eating Out at Restaurants
Environmental Selfdefense
Stay Healthy with Stretching
The Fit Legion
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About the author (2004)

Neufeld is a nationally recognized authority on childhood weight problems. A graduate of Brown University who received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Neufeld has been working with overweight children and their families for more than 25 years. She is the founder and medical director of KidShape, the groundbreaking weight-loss program that has helped thousands of children and their families lose weight and get on the road to a lifetime of healthy eating and activity since it was founded in 1986.

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