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Fit from the Start: How to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Infancy
Announcing an engaging and informative book for parents, parents-to-be and anyone responsible for the care of infants.
Fit from the Start:How to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Infancy
By Alvin Eden, MD, Barbara J. Moore, PhD, and Adrienne Forman, MS, RDN. Published by Shape Up America!®
Nearly 2 out of 3 children who are obese by kindergarten will remain obese as teens, and most of these teens will become obese adults. What you do now can spare your baby a lifetime of struggle with obesity. This easy-to-read book gives you the critical information you need to prevent obesity in infancy, including:
How to avoid overfeeding (with breast and bottle)
How to spot excess weight gain, and what to do about it
Why sleep matters, and how to establish healthy sleep patterns
How and when to introduce solid foods
How to avoid an unhealthy appetite for sugary drinks
How to help your baby get exercise before beginning to crawl or walk
Written by a pediatrician (Eden), an obesity scientist (Moore), and a nutritionist (Forman), this book is based on the latest scientific research in preventing childhood obesity in infancy.
Each chapter explains a single concept and summarizes it with easy-to-remember guidelines and expert advice. Author Dr. Eden also shares questions and answers encountered during his 40+ years of pediatric practice.
Bonus material includes:
Delicious and healthy recipes
Menu plans to help moms maintain or safely lose weight
Links to engaging exercise videos of infant games and songs
This book is published in memory of C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, the 13th Surgeon General and founder of Shape Up America!, an organization whose mission is to raise awareness of obesity as a serious and preventable public health issue.