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Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child
Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child

Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child

An Action Plan for Families


286 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: PDF, Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781610021548

Rights: WOR

American Academy of Pediatrics (Apr 2018)
American Academy Of Pediatrics


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Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child: An Action Plan for Families is an essential guide to help parents take action to support their child's healthy nutrition and physical activity at home, in school, and in the community. Whether your child struggles with weight issues or you are working on obesity prevention, this book will help you understand childhood obesity and take an informed approach to your child's eating, activity, screen time, and physical and emotional health. Included in this highly readable guide are: • Sensible, nutritional guidelines emphasizing balanced and nourishing meals • Suggestions for encouraging your child to become more physically active • Advice on how to partner with your pediatrician, extended family members, schools and child care to help ensure success • Guidance for dealing with emotional turmoil, setbacks and detours along the way • Interactive questions to help you individually tailor your approach to the needs of your child and family With the information and tools provided in Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child: An Action Plan for Families along with hard work and perseverance your family will succeed in reaching your goals.


"Dr. Hassink offers hope to parents of children dealing with weight issues. Her thoughtful, practical advice will help in the fight against childhood obesity, one family at a time." â€â€ÂJackie Bezos, President, Bezos Family Foundation

"This is a must read for parents, other adults who are in children's lives, and pediatricians. The book is mindful, intentional, and empowering." â€â€ÂDiane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics; Vice Chair of Research; and Director of Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

"This is an honest and open book for parents about how to tackle an epidemic problem: childhood obesity." â€â€ÂHansa Bhargava, MD, Senior Medical Director, WebMD

"...[P]rovides practical age-specific advice for families concerned about their child's weight and struggling to do the right thing." â€â€ÂWilliam H. Dietz, MD, PhD, Chair, Summer M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

"With this book, Dr Hassink draws on her years of experience to provide parents with the knowledge they need and practical tools they can use to actively improve their child's and family's health." â€â€ÂSarah Hampl, MD, FAAP, General Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Kansas City Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

"Dr Hassink is uniquely suited to be the spokesperson for a comprehensive approach to overweight and obesity. This book can be used as a reference, or it may be read cover to cover with many helpful tips for caretakers of children and teens." â€â€ÂDaniel J. Levy, MD, FAAP

Author Biography

Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP, is the founder of the Weight Management Clinic for Children at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. She is currently the medical director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight.