Overcoming Childhood Obesity

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Bull Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 223 pages
The focus of this book is on the prevention of obesity at various stages of a child's life from infancy to the teenage years. It also recognises the family unit as the key means of providing support and motivation to children struggling with obesity. From family walks, to family bike rides, family food shopping, and family meal preparation-getting kids and their parents up and moving, working together to choose and prepare healthy meals, can be the beginning of life-long healthy change. Making fundamental moves in eating behaviours and lifestyle, even in the busiest of lives, can produce gradual results that can last a lifetime.

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About the author (2006)

Ellen Shanley, RD, CD-N, MBA, is a registered dietician and a faculty member in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in food system management and directs a program in dietetics. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and is the author of numerous articles and a cookbook for kids. Colleen Thompson, MS, RD is also a registered dietician and manages the Team Nutrition Training Grant in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, and teaches courses in nutrition. She coauthored the Kids Cookbook with Ellen Shanley.

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