A Practical Prescription for Raising Healthy, Fit Children

By Naomi Neufeld; Pete Nelson

Rutledge Hill Press, Paperback, 9781401601416, 262pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004


It's in the news: American children are too fat and this is resulting in an alarming increase in type 2 "adult onset" diabetes in children under the age of 12. Dr. Naomi Neufeld recognized this more than two decades ago when she began seeing an increasing number of overweight children in her office as a pediatric endocrinologist - children who were not just 20 to 30 pounds overweight, but 50 to 100 pounds overweight and children who were as young as 6 years old.

The KidShape(c) program she founded is a family-based weight-management program that has helped thousands of young people lose weight by learning how to make healthy choices about eating and activity. Included are "The truths behind the myths about food," "Seven lessons for fit families," fun exercises, and healthy recipes.