A Spanish Language Edition.
Statistics reveal that childhood obesity has become a global problem. This riveting book from nutritional expert Martha Alicia Chavez aims to create awareness among families ignorant to the social, emotional, and physical consequences of childhood obesity (Overweight Children: A Glimpse into Their Families, Psychological and Nutritional Needs--Spanish-language edition).
Everyday, overweight children are called fat instead of obese; this term carries strong emotional repercussions that lead to serious social, family, and personal issues. Chavez profiles the lives of four individuals who grew up overweight. She analyzes their experiences and the circumstances that led them to be overweight, and uses their examples to determine potential factors that lead to childhood obesity, while offering possible solutions for this widespread disease. With compelling arguments and examples, the author explains how to fight childhood obesity while maintaining the basic nutritional requirements of the human being.