OVERRIDE

The Family Guide to Fighting Fat

A Parent's Guide to Handling Obesity and Eating Issues

Texas Children's Hospital

St. Martin's Griffin

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY More than 30 percent of American children are overweight.  Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in this country, leading to early onset diabetes and a general health crisis for children.  The best plan to attack obesity starts at home and engages the whole family.  And now, the experts at Texas Children’s Hospital are providing the tools to do it. This book gives parents the information and strategies they need to help their children eat less fast food and boost fitness.  It features information on healthy eating and exercise options for every age group.  It gets families off to the right start for losing extra pounds and guides them through a step-by-step approach to creating a personalized plan for controlling weight. Through this guide, the experts at Texas Children’s Hospital empower parents to establish healthy family habits. With numerous nutritious recipes, fun activities to get the family fit, and helpful tips to overcome weight management roadblocks, this guide is an excellent resource for parents who want to make a healthy lifestyle a way of life. Drawing on the expertise of the wide range of health professionals at Texas Children’s Hospital, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to family weight management and smart nutrition. Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States.  Consistently recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine and the U.S. News & World Report, Texas Children’s Hospital is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research.  For more information, visit www.texaschildrenshospital.org. 

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The obesity epidemic is the number one public health crisis in the United States. Doctors, dietitians, and scientists have all explored many aspects of the problem characterized as being overweight or obese. The number of children who fall into these categories has nearly doubled in the last ten years. Unfortunately, no one has found a magic wand that will instantly make someone fit, but we have identified certain traits that help people find success along the road to better health.
Studies show that in order to change behaviors and habits, people must first believe they are
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  • Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.  Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children’s hospitals by both Child Magazine and U.S. News & World Report
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The Family Guide to Fighting Fat

A Parent's Guide to Handling Obesity and Eating Issues

Texas Children's Hospital

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