from the American Academy of Pediatrics Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child An Action Plan for Families Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP “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.” Jackie Bezos, President, Bezos Family Foundation When your child is struggling with overweight or obesity, you want to do everything you can to help. But children and adolescents face different challenges than adults when dealing with weight issues. In Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child: An Action Plan for Families, Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, a leading childhood obesity expert, walks you through a plan that will work for your family. More than just a diet and exercise plan (though there is that too!), Dr. Hassink offers n Sensible nutritional guidelines emphasizing balanced and nourishing meals n Specific suggestions for encouraging your child to become more physically active and reduce screen time n Advice on how you can partner with pediatricians, extended family members, schools, and child care to help ensure success n Guidance for dealing with the emotional turmoil, setbacks, and detours your family may experience along the way n Interactive questions to help you individually tailor your approach to the needs of your family In the face of what can seem like an overwhelming challenge, the message of this book is simple: You and your child can succeed. About the Author 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. Achieving a Healthy Weight for Your Child Hassink AAP US $16.95/CAN $22.95 9781610021548 _AHW-final.indd 1 2/6/18 6:57 PM
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