Management of Childhood Obesity

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 13 June 2008




(2008), "Management of Childhood Obesity", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 4.



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Management of Childhood Obesity

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 4

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Elizabeth Poskitt and Laurel EdmundsCambridge University Press2008ISBN 13: 9780521609777

Keywords: Public health, Healthy lifestyle, Health eduction

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious problems facing the developed world. It is damaging to the medical and psychological wellbeing of the child and casts a shadow on their future health, leading to serious illness and ultimately premature death. Management of Childhood Obesity provides practical, realistic and easily implemented advice on sensitive approaches to children and their families in a very accessible form for all practitioners involved in the care of overweight children. Changes to diet and activity are reviewed in detail but also with the whole spectrum of eating within the family and community, including sedentariness and the significance of sleep in preventing overweight.

Contents include:

  • How fat is fat measuring and defining overweight and obesity.

  • Where overweight/obese children should be managed.

  • How do we approach the overweight/obese child and family.

  • What complications should we look for now and later.

  • What do we mean by lifestyle changes.

  • How can we sustain healthy weight management.

  • What can we do to prevent childhood overweight and obesity.

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