What you say and do now will affect your children for a lifetime!
A staggering 30 percent of American youngsters - twice as many as 20 years ago - are overweight or on their way to becoming so. Nearly 20 percent of those diagnosed as obese are under the age of five.
It's in the news: childhood weight problems are now so prevalent that the National Institutes of Health considers it an epidemic. As a result, more children are suffering Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and gallbladder disease - dangerous illnesses that once struck mostly in middle age. Obesity can even worsen asthma. And obese children can become obese teens, who in turn become obese adults with health problems such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.
In Overweight Kids, Dr. Mintle has assembled positive, practical, preventive and inspirational guidelines to help parents find spiritual and behavioral solutions to help their children: develop a healthy body image; learn to make good food choices and have healthy eating habits; creates a fun, physically active lifestyle; avoid the pitfalls that lead to overeating, while developing self-control; discover self-worth based on God's love; deal with teasing and negative comments.
About Linda Mintle:
DR. Linda Mintle: In more than 20 years as a licensed therapist in clinical practice, Dr. Linda Mintle, co-author of the best-selling book Lose It For Life, has specialized in the treatment of adults, teens and kids with weight issues. She and her husband live in Virginia Beach with their two children.