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Books in the Library

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Understanding nutrition
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.

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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.


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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.

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Handbook of childhood and adolescent obesity
Exams the impact of the epidemic of childhood obesity in terms of its psychological burden, its health consequences, and the available prevention and treatment options


  • The weight of the world
    National Film Board of Canada & CBC Nature of Things
    Also available: McMaster - Mills Service Desk RA 645 .O23 .W45 2004
  • Super size me
    Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight.


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