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One in three children and adolescents in America is overweight, and one in six is obese. This can result in a shorter lifespan and lower quality of life. This book examines the frightening trend as motivation for parents to educate their children about good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. As a registered dietitian, Brizee urges parents to consider the debilitating effects of the typical American lifestyle: rushed mealtimes, oversize and unhealthy fast-food portions, too much television and technology, not enough unstructured play, and a lack of meaningful communication among family members. The book encourages prayer, meditation, and reflection, but the focus is more on making healthy food and activity choices. Most valuable are the strategies parents can use to help their kids make those healthy choices. A wonderful collection of no-fuss, tasty, and nutritious recipes are included. A terrific survival guide for parents raising children in America.--DeGrane, Susan Copyright 2010 Booklist