Childhood obesity is a growing and worrying epidemic in our country. Kids these days are not getting the appropriate foods and healthy activity they need. They are bombarded constantly by marketers selling them on highly processed snacks, drinks, and junk food and they've become the victims of isolating technology which only enables them to stay at home instead of going outside to play. Combat Fat for Kids offers an alternative plan of action for parents to help their children become more aware of good decisions and initiate solid solutions to improve the health of the entire family and beat this deadly disease.
Written by acclaimed fitness expert James Villepigue and noted health writer Jo Brielyn, Combat Fat for Kids offers a comprehensive plan that will finally help kids to form better health habits, a more active life and a very bright future. The nutritional and exercise programs featured in the book are effective because they are geared toward the mindset and interests of the family as a whole.
The book encourages wholesome nutrition, including whole, unprocessed food choices and embraces local and sustainable food that their young body's were designed to consume. Daily activities are included, that will add a spark to their body's natural fat fighting defense, as well as "kid play", sports, and family-based events. Additional sections on behavioral change provides the proper psychological framework for ingraining healthy choices that will last a lifetime.
Combat Fat for Kids includes expert advice and tips from top nutritionists, dieticians, fitness professionals, and psychologists to provide a highly reliable resource that's built on an easy-to-understand foundation that can be adapted to meet the needs of every family. Combat Fat for Kids is also a great and important tool for every parent interested in making the process a more collaborative one for the whole family.
From the Foreword
Epidemic childhood obesity is a health crisis with potentially more disastrous consequences than any other challenge the United States faces at the present time. Despite advances in medical technology and emergency care,the next generation of Americans has a shorter life expectancy than their parents, a troublesome statistic unprecedented in recorded history. Obesity is a risk factor for 40 different illnesses in nine different organ systems including diabetes, hypertension, even asthma and mood disorders.
Parents have long sought a comprehensive yet enjoyable plan of action, one that develops lifelong health priorities and self-control as part of their children’s education. Without good health, their journey into the future may have significant obstacles, impediments that can be avoided only by early intervention. The solution requires proper caloric balance, regular exercise, avoidance of peer-pressure, development of self-confidence, and multiple other important life lessons.
Such a solution is superbly delineated in this excellent book, which is an indispensable addition to every parent’s library. Mothers and fathers have always been the ideal life-coaches, and their role in treating and preventing obesity cannot be duplicated by any government, insurance, or scholastic program. Combat Fat for Kids
, superbly and engagingly written by James Villepigue and Jo Brielyn, belongs in your home. The rewards of better health and a longer lifespan are priceless.
-- Stuart Fischer, M.D.
Excerpted from Combat Fat for Kids by James Villepigue and Jo Brielyn; Foreword by Stuart Fischer, M.D.. Copyright © 2012 by James Villepigue and Jo Brielyn; Foreword by Stuart Fischer, M.D.. Excerpted by permission of Hatherleigh Press, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Stuart Fischer, M.D
PART I: THE CYCLE OF OBESITY
Chapter 1: Causes of Obesity
Chapter 2: Common Challenges to Staying Fit as a Family
PART II: DIET AND NUTRITION
Chapter 3: Nutrition Basics for Healthy, Active Kids
Chapter 4: Family-Friendly Meal Plans
Chapter 5: Tips on Eating at Home and Dining Out
PART III: EXERCISE
Chapter 6: Fitness Basics for Healthy, Active Kids
Chapter 7: Easy Does It! (Fun Timed Activities)
Chapter 8: Get Out and Play! (Outdoor Recreational Activities)
“ A must-read for all parents! Understanding childhood obesity and
making healthy lifestyle choices is essential for our next generation's
— AVIS RICHARDS, CEO and Founder of Birds Nest Foundation™
and Executive Producer of “Dylan’s Lunchbox”
“ …paves the way for a healthier America. Read this book for yourself and for your kids.”
—GUNNAR PETERSON, CSCS, personal trainer and fitness expert
"Combat Fat for Kids, superbly and engagingly written by James Villepigue and Jo Brielyn, belongs in your home. The rewards of better health and a longer lifespan are priceless."
-- STUART FISCHER, MD, author and physician
"I loved this book as it offers a tool for parents to get their children more active, eating right, and most importantly — having FUN doing it." -- STEWART SMITH, CSCS, USN