Synopses & Reviews
Documenting the overwhelming physical and mental effects of the pressure to be thin, this book examines the way weight obsession destroys America’s youth. It describes four major weight and eating problems—eating disorders, dysfunctional eating, size prejudice, and being overweight—and shows healthy ways to change. A valuable resource for parents, teachers, and health professionals, it explains new ways to nurture children and prevent weight problems.
Focusing on health and well-being, America's obsession with thinness is challenged. The way to healthy change -- rather than fad dieting -- is advocated as readers learn how to challenge destructive media messages and to live actively in proper ways.
Challenges America's obsession with thinness and offers guidelines to wellness for parents, teachers, and health professionals.
About the Author
Frances M. Berg is a licensed nutritionist, an adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and the editor of Healthy Weight Journal. She lives in Hettinger, North Dakota.