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Title Always the fat kid : the truth about the enduring effects of childhood obesity / Jacob C. Warren, PhD, K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD
Author Warren, Jacob C
Edition First edition
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 Skillman - Upper Level  RJ399.C6 W37 2013    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc xii, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary This book is a wake-up call about the long-term effects of childhood obesity. 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 'the talk' with their kids, which medical professionals say is a harder topic to address than sex or drugs. Urgent, timely, and authoritative, this book delivers a message our society can no longer ignore
Contents Introduction : the secret word is "fat" -- The battle of the bulge: by numbers -- Obesity is a behavior, part one: oodles of calories -- Obesity is a behavior, part two: get moving! -- It's not just a little baby fat: physical impact in childhood -- Once fat, always fat: physical impact in adulthood -- Fat brain: mental health impact in childhood -- In a fat state of mind: mental health impact in adulthood -- Does this make me look fat?: body image -- Fat personality: social impact -- I love you, I hate you: relationship with food -- Interlude: the result: the fat kid syndrome -- What can we do? -- Resource guide: Where do we go from here?
Subject Obesity in children -- Psychological aspects
Overweight children -- Psychology
Overweight children -- Mental health
Alt Author Smalley, K. Bryant
ISBN 9780230341777

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