Defeating the Child Obesity Epidemic

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With the specter of a generation of children living shorter and less healthy lives than their parents hanging over us, Dr. Carolyn Ashworth offers insightful and crisply written solutions to the menacing problem of child obesity. In her concise style, this pediatrician and mom works to incite the revolution in parenting she believes is necessary to overcome fast-food eating, lack of exercise and too much TV and computer time. This book is packed with information on nutrition, effective and fun exercises, and solutions to the scourge of couch-potato life. Defeating The Child Obesity Epidemic is a need-to-know book for anyone involved in the lives of children, as parents or professionals.

What You'll Learn From This Book

o How to tell if your child is overweight, or obese
o How to move your family from junk food to healthy eating
o How to get your kids off the couch and into action
o How to emulate obesity fighters across the country
o How to become a good role model for your children
o The disastrous healthcare consequences if we fail
o How to be successful without fad dieting
o How to make changes and not drive everyone crazy
o How to parent for the long term
o When and where to get help
o That you are the magic pill your children must have to defeat this epidemic.

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Dr. Carolyn Ashworth has been both a pediatrician and a mother for almost three decades. She has been selected a Texas Super Doctor featured in Texas Monthly magazine and one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine. Besides carrying on a successful private practice in Plano, Texas, she is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Ashworth has lectured for many years on child obesity to hospital and parent groups.

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"Ashworth translates her medical know-how into easily digestible bite-sized bits of wisdom." —Kirkus Reviews


"Helping children maintain their weight must be a family effort....changing eating habits...gradually helps boost chances for success." —Health Matters

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