ERIC Number: ED339542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
If My Child Is Too Fat, What Should I Do about It?
Ikeda, Joanne P.
This guide for parents provides information about how they can determine if their child is overweight and what they can do if their child has a weight problem. Replies to many common questions of parents are provided. The issues addressed include: (1) determining whether a child is too fat; (2) assistance that can be provided by health care workers; (3) the child's feelings about his or her weight; (4) communication between the parents and the child; (5) diet; (6) ways a parent can keep his or her child from overeating; (7) physical activity; and (8) helping overweight children with self-esteem. In addition, a list of foods from each of the four food groups, and sweets, fats, and snack foods, indicates which foods should be eaten often, sometimes, and rarely. Information about healthy and unhealthy ways of preparing food is also provided. (GLR)
Descriptors: Body Composition, Body Image, Body Weight, Child Health, Children, Dietetics, Food, Health Conditions, Nutrition Instruction, Obesity, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
ANR Publications, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 6701 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608-1239 (Publication No. 21455, $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Cooperative Extension Service.