NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One in five kids is overweight according to the US Dept. of Agriculture – that’s more than nine million obese children. Daily, headlines warn of the epidemic of childhood obesity that is quickly creating a national health crisis. Parents across America should be very concerned. A new nook “Overweight Kids” by Linda Mintle, Ph.D. (ISBN: 1-59145-283-X), from Integrity Publishers, helps parents keep their children safe from childhood obesity.

Photo Caption: Book jacket for “Overweight Kids” by Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

– What are the health hazards of being overweight?

– What are the best prevention strategies for children?

– How do parents motivate kids to develop a healthy lifestyle?

Linda Mintle, Ph.D., co-author of the bestselling Lose it for Life, tackles these and other difficult questions in her new book, Overweight Kids (Integrity Publishers, ISBN: 1-59145-283-X, Price: $14.99). For over 25 years, Dr. Linda has specialized in the treatment of families with weight and food related health issues, and now, in Overweight Kids, offers an expert voice on the hot topic of childhood weight problems.

“This book tackles the topic from a spiritual, emotional, physical and behavioral perspective. It is holistic, addressing food choices and exercise but also related issues such as esteem, body image, teasing, emotional eating, etc,” said Dr. Linda.

Because the numerous health and social consequences of obesity make it a serious issue for children (many of these consequences continue into adulthood), it’s never too early to be concerned with your child’s weight. Implementing preventative measures now can make the difference for your child because the development of a healthy lifestyle carries into adulthood. Overweight Kids includes helpful tools such as growth and body mass index (BMI) charts for measuring a child’s development, a Top Ten Best and Worst Food list, an eating habits quiz and tips for eating out.

“Physicians are seeing record number of cases of childhood diabetes Type 11, usually seen in adults, hypertension, asthma, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and other medical conditions. And being overweight in childhood increases one’s risk for being overweight as an adult. Approximately, 60% of adults are overweight and experience medical complications related to obesity,” said Dr. Linda.

When raising a child who is overweight, it is easy to feel like a bad parent or feel guilty for letting your child’s weight spiral out-of-control. Overweight Kids helps parents stop blaming themselves, and instead make good solid choices for their children. Through Overweight Kids, parents will be empowered to change their lifestyles and impact their children’s futures.

“As a therapist, I have witnessed the hurt and wounding people suffer from being overweight as children. This book provides parents a way to help their children avoid growing up with these wounds. It gives positive, practical and spiritual solutions to issues related to being overweight as well as dealing directly with preventing overweight,” said Dr. Linda.

Dr. Linda Mintle is available for media interviews on the topic of childhood obesity, and her new book Overweight Kids. For more information, a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please contact Shanon Underwood at shanon @ psmediarelations.com, 615.498.2189.

News issued by: Integrity Publishers

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