Always the Fat Kid

Always the Fat Kid

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Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent of the long-term physical, psychological, and social problems that overweight children will endure throughout their lives. Most dramatically, children today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, something never before seen in the course of human history. They will face more chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes that will further burden our healthcare system. Here, authors Jacob Warren and K. Bryant Smalley examine the full effects of childhood obesity and offer the provocative message that being overweight in youth is not a disease but the result of poor lifestyle choices. Theirs is a clarion call for parents to have qthe talkq with their kids, which medical professionals say is a harder topic to address than sex or drugs. Urgent, timely, and authoritative, Always the Fat Kid delivers a message our society can no longer ignore.This online a€œcalculatora€ provides age-, sex-, and activity-level specific guidelines for how many servings of fruits and ... entire family reach weight-loss goals and provides individually customized reports of progress and plans for reaching goals .

Title:Always the Fat Kid
Author:Jacob Warren, K. Bryant Smalley
Publisher:Macmillan - 2013-03-26


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