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Overweight Children: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Let's Talk About Being Overweight by Melanie Gordon PowerKids Press, 2000

Ages 9 to 12

  • Extreme Elvin by Chris Lynch Harper Trophy, 2001

Young Adult

  • Life is Too Short to be Fat by David Koutsouridis New Holland Publ., 2010
  • Overweight: A Handbook for Teens by Tania Heller McFarland, 2005
  • Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off and What They Wish Parents Knew by Anne Fletcher Houghton Mifflin, 2006

Books for Adults

  • Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child: A Parent's Guide to Better Eating and Exercise by Brain McCrindle and James Wengle Robert Rose, 2005
  • Healthy Snack & Fast Food Choices by Mary Turck LifeMatters Press, 2001
  • Helping Your Overweight Child: A Family Guide by Caroline Cederquist Advance Medical Press, 2002
  • If Your Child is Overweight: A Guide for Parents by Susan Kosharek 2nd ed American Dietetic Assn, 2002
  • Overcoming Childhood Obesity by Colleen Thompson and Ellen Shanley Bull Publ. Co., 2004
  • Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Roadmap to Health by American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  • Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children: What Our Kids Go Through- And How We Can Help by Sylvia Rimm Rodale/St. Martins, 2004
  • The Everything Parent's Guide to the Overweight Child: Help Your Child Lose Weight, Develop Healthy Eating Habits, and Build Self-confidence by Paula Ford-Martin Adams Media Corp., 2005

Other Resources

Weight Watchers
1-800-651-6000
http://www.weightwatchers.com/

NIDDK Weight-control Information Network
1 WIN Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
Phone: (202) 828-1025 or 1-877-946-4627
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/over_child.htm

The Food and Nutrition Information Center
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: 301-504-5719
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/


Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-02-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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