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A parent's guide to childhood obesity : a road map to health / Sandra G. Hassink, editor in chief.

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Location: IAHS STACKS RJ399 .C6 P36 2006
Barcode: 30731101096083
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 1581101988 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781581101980 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxxvii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: [Elk Grove Village, Ill.] : American Academy of Pediatrics, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #1 : where is your child today? -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #2 : your child and his or her weight -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #3 : where do you and your child want to go? -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #4 : how will you and your child get there? -- 1. The problem of obesity -- The physical toll : medical diseases and conditions -- Obesity's emotional toll -- Childhood obesity : what are the common misconceptions? -- Assessing your child's obesity -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #5 : your child's genetics and family history -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #6 : environmental factors -- 2. What's to eat? : the importance of good nutrition -- Supporting your child's growth -- Organizing the nutritional environment -- Food groups and MyPyramid -- Portion and serving sizes -- Making smart shopping choices -- Eating on the run -- The perils of fast food -- The power of incremental changes -- All in the family -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #7 : how is your child eating now? -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #8 : what nutritional problems exist? -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #9 : is your child eating more healthfully? --
3. Physical activity : ready, set, be fit! -- Physical activity = better health -- Getting started -- What activity should your child choose? -- Physical activity and your child's safety -- Finding time to be active -- Turning family time into active time -- Looking forward -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #10 : where does your child stand? -- 4. Your role as a parent : developing a consistent approach -- Putting health first -- You are the agent for change -- Customizing approaches for your family -- The power of family -- Structured eating -- Partnering with your pediatrician -- Keeping focused on the goal -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #11 : assessing your home environment -- 5. What's your parenting style? : assessing your strengths and challenges -- Your own family background -- Family interactions -- Emotions and food -- Time for reevaluation -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #12 : time for reevaluation --
6. Parenting challenges : working with your child to get back to good health -- Managing setbacks and detours -- Sneaking food -- Snacking and grazing and your child's hunger -- Teasing and bullying -- Child care and school issues -- When time becomes an issue -- Vacations, holidays, and other family gatherings -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #13 : conquering setbacks -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #14 : evaluating snacking behaviors -- 7. Before and after your baby is born : the prenatal and neonatal periods -- Optimizing your own nutrition -- Are you going to breastfeed? -- Are you physically active? -- Important points to remember -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #15 : your family's well-being : past, present, and future -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #16 : topics to discuss with your pediatrician -- 8. The first year -- Feeding your baby : breast or bottle? -- How often and how much should your baby eat? -- A crying baby : what does it mean? -- Getting started with solid foods -- How active is your baby? -- Television watching and young children -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #17 : the first year --
9. The toddler years -- Rely on your pediatrician -- Optimizing nutrition -- Picky eaters -- What about dietary fat? -- Selecting snacks -- The active toddler -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #18 : the toddler years -- 10. The preschool years -- What is your child eating? -- Television and your child's diet -- What if your child becomes angry? -- Increasing physical activity -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #19 : the preschool years -- 11. The school-age years -- Eating for good health -- Making sense of childhood eating behaviors -- The hazards of sneaking food -- Making fitness a way of life -- The role of your pediatrician -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #20 : the school-age years -- 12. The adolescent years -- Your changing role -- Nourishing your growing teenager -- Wielding your influence -- Breaking a sweat for weight loss -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #21 : the adolescent years -- 13. When problems arise -- Afterword -- Goals for the future -- What if your child backslides? -- Looking ahead -- Worksheet to take to your pediatrician #22 : evaluation.
Summary, etc.:
Research-based evidence informs this guide to understanding--and combating--childhood obesity. Addressing medical, emotional, and psychological factors, the sensible and tested guidelines help parents create balanced meals, encourage physical activity, and partner with pediatricians, family, schools, and child-care providers in their fight against obesity. A section on setbacks and detours addresses such challenges as sneaking food, snacking and grazing, and eating during the holidays. Self-assessment questionnaires, worksheets, and parent tips discuss age-specific obesity issues ranging from the prenatal period to age 21.
Subject: Obesity > prevention & control > Popular Works.
Adolescent.
Child.
Obesity in children.