Weight Watchers Family Power: 5 Simple Rules for a Healthy-Weight Home

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 2, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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For the first time, Family Power provides a revolutionary program that gives you proven, practical solutions for achieving a healthy weight and maintaining it as a family. Filled with the motivational stories of families who have achieved healthy-weight homes as well as expert advice from their coaches, Family Power gets your family up, moving, and improving health together as no other book ever has before.
 

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In conjunction with Weight Watchers, registered dietician Miller-Kovach has created a healthy weight program for the entire family. By following five seemingly simple rules and acknowledging five ... Read full review

Contents

What Is a HealthyWeight Home?
1
When Weight Is an Issue
11
Getting Ready for Change
21
Kids Are Not Little Adults
31
The 5 Simple Rules
39
The Roles Parents Play
49
Family Power
59
The Kids Are Watching
63
Setting Food Policy
129
Sit Less Move More
145
Being on the Lookout
161
Taking It outside the Home
177
Special Circumstances
187
Few Families Are Traditional
189
When and Where to Get Extra Help
199
Sources
207

Active Parents Active Kids
79
Putting Food on the Table
95
Helping Kids Move
113

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KAREN MILLER-KOVACH is Chief Scientific Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She is also the coauthor of Weight Loss That Lasts. With its mission of helping people reach and maintain a healthy weight through a comprehensive weight-management program that is based on the latest science, WEIGHT WATCHERS has meetings that provide the coaching and tools to help people make positive changes for lasting weight loss.

Six-time Emmy Award–winning MEREDITH VIEIRA is the moderator of The View, the highly rated ABC-TV talk show. She is also host of the weekday version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, for which she won her first Daytime Emmy Award in May 2005. Ms. Vieira joined ABC News in 1993; previously she had spent more than a decade at CBS News, where she garnered five Emmy Awards for her work as a correspondent on the acclaimed news magazines 60 Minutes and West 57th. Ms. Vieira, her husband, journalist Richard Cohen, and their three children live in New York.

A board-certified pediatrician, MARC S. JACOBSON, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and social medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also an attending physician and director of the Center for Atherosclerosis Prevention in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson is Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Task Force on Obesity.

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