Documenting the overwhelming physical and mental effects of the pressure to be thin, this book examines the way weight obsession consumes America's youth. It describes four major weight and eating problems-eating disorders, dysfunctional eating, size prejudice, and 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.
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.