AAP eBooks

A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity

A Road Map to Health

By American Academy of Pediatrics
Edited by Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP and Richard Trubo

This award-winning guide provides solutions and resources for parents and other caregivers who are concerned about childhood obesity and overweight children. Obesity among children has reached epidemic levels in the US, affecting more than 9 million children. Not surprisingly, obesity can limit a child’s physical activity and affect his or her self-esteem. But what’s more worrisome are the health risks associated with being too heavy: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, liver disease and other diseases and conditions. A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Roadmap to Health provides solutions and resources for parents and other caregivers who are concerned about childhood obesity and overweight children, and for those parents and others who simply want to learn how to help children lead healthier, more active lives. This comprehensive guide offers: Sensible, nutritional information and guidelines, emphasizing balanced and nourishing meals, Strategies for dealing effectively with a variety of parenting challenges, Approaches for encouraging increased physical activity, Questionnaires to evaluate how food is used in families

Guidance on how to partner with pediatricians, extended family members, schools, and child care providers to help ensure success.

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Neonatal Resuscitation Collection
Available exclusively from the AAP! The Neonatal Resuscitation eBook Collection, including the 7th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook in English and Spanish.

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Learn about the history of the AAP: The American Academy of Pediatrics: 90 Years of Caring for Children 1930-2020

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