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Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World [Hardcover]

By Judy Wardell Halliday (Author) & Joani Jack (Author)
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A guide for parents on how to raise their children with the right balance of nutrition, fitness, and spiritual fulfillment provides a faith-based approach to confronting, preventing, and treating obesity.

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One out of five American children are severely overweight, and this trend shows no signs of stopping. This increasingly common problem is prompting parents to ask how they can protect their kids from the dangers of obesity. In this unique book, Judy Halliday and Joani Jack explain their method for the prevention of and treatment for obesity, tailoring their advice to the specific needs of growing children. They outline the three core concepts of healthy eating: portion control, nutritional meals, and regular exercise, and emphasize the importance of listening to natural body cues of hunger and satisfaction. The authors incorporate their medical knowledge and experience as parents into a faith-based approach to healthy living that is easy for parents and kids to apply. Because this is practical, proven advice rather than a diet, the guidance in this book is appropriate for all ages, and gives parents the tools to encourage behavioral changes in their kids so that they can live fit lives to the fullest.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Regal Books
Pages   253
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.92"
Weight:   1.03 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 28, 2008
ISBN  0830745343  
ISBN13  9780830745340  

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More About Judy Wardell Halliday & Joani Jack

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! JUDY WARDELL HALLIDAY, R.N., is a registered nurse who specialized in Psychiatry. She is the co-founder of the ministry Thin Within, and co-authored the books Thin Within, and Thin Again. Judy also volunteers at the Community Pregnancy Center in Mountain View, and serves as deacon at the Peninsula Bible Church in Cupertino. She and her husband, Dr. Arthur Halliday, live in Los Altos, California near their three children and four grandchildren.
JOANI JACK M.D., has been in practice for twelve years and currently practices general pediatrics with a special interest in childhood obesity, diabetes, and asthma. She graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis, and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Dr. Jack gives lectures to pediatric residents, writes articles addressing a wide range of healthcare topics, and is currently a certified instructor for the START program through the Tennessee Academy of Pediatrics.

Judy Wardell Halliday currently resides in the state of California.

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1Books > Audiocassettes > Health, Mind & Body > General
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > General
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Healthy Living
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Pediatrics > General

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Books > Christian Living > Practical Life > Diet & Health
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Reviews - What do customers think about Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World?

Best book for parents & kids with weight struggles!  Oct 31, 2009
I loved this book. Very clear and straight forward. What an encouragement to find the spiritual aspect of the weight loss struggle addressed here. Each chapter ends with a small prayer and Bible verse. It was during my time of going through this book that my daughter, age 11, suddenly became honestly interested in changing her habits to change her weight (miracle!). I really like the kids workbook at the end- great for introducing key concepts of the book to kids. I highly recommend this book!
Ingredients listing, please  Sep 13, 2008
Employing faith to educate your children on their dietary choices is all well and good, but the cover of this book gives no indication of its faith-based approach, instead just popping out with it upon opening to a random page, and therefore does not meet the needs of all families.
Too religious for my tastes  Sep 10, 2008
Disappointed by this book. Too religious for my tastes. Sample:

When God finished creating humankind, He didn't say "It's okay" or "It's not bad." Not at all. Instead, God looked at what He created and said "It is very good" (Gen, 1:31). We suspect you believe that there is no child in the world as wonerful as your own. But did you realize that your child is God's masterpiece-an awesome, intrcate cration designed for health and wholeness?

I prefer to keep religon out of my nutritional guidance. For a reader like me, this sort of writing is more distracting than helpful. Ended up giving away this book rather than attempting to finish it.
Great resource  Jul 14, 2008
If you work with parents in any capacity who are trying to raise fit kids, this is a great read for them. I recommend it. It can created a nice discussion between parent and child and give guidance to parents who may lack understanding for themselves, as well, as to how to get fit and healthy!
Excellent  Jul 7, 2008
This book is a fantastic guideline for helping your kids learn how to listen to their bodies!!! I recommend it to anyone....even if you don't have kids!

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