Books in the Library
Preventing childhood obesity: Evidence, policy and practice
This book brings together contributors from around the world and showcases the latest evidence-based research on community and policy interventions to prevent unhealthy weight gain and improve the health and well-being of children.
Childhood obesity: Prevention and treatment
This book focuses on the developmental aspects of obesity, especially on the influences and factors predisposing individuals to obesity from early periods of life.
Pediatric obesity: Prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies for primary care
With the rising rate of childhood obesity, there is a critical need for a "how-to" book for pediatric primary care providers that addresses the behavioral aspects of nutrition-related disorders. This practical, user-friendly resource will provide health care professionals with evidence-based guidance on obesity prevention, intervention, and treatment.
This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics; such as, diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger.
The treatment of eating disorders: A clinical handbook
Coverage encompasses psychosocial, family-based, medical, and nutritional therapies for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders and disturbances.
Journal articles (online)
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A clinical guide to pediatric weight management and obesity
Coverage begins with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and developmental aspects of child and adolescent obesity and a guide to evaluation of obese children.
Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children
The book addresses obesity and its social and cultural aspects, biology, associated diseases, life stages (pediatric and adult), management, and environmental policy approaches in six sections. This book also considers the effects of the environment, of gender and of culture on this problem.
Preventing childhood obesity
This book provides a broad-based examination of the nature, extent, and consequences of obesity in U.S. children and youth, including the social, environmental, medical, and dietary factors responsible for its increased prevalence. The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various sectors of society to reduce its future occurrence.