'How to Help Your Overweight Child' will offer a uniquely understanding and sympathetic holistic approach to childhood weight problems and contain a wide variety of practical suggestions any family will benefit from. Childhood obesity is at last attracting the attention the problem deserves. We are all experts on the causes: junk food, lack of exercise, societal pressures, emotional problems...But behind every statistic is a child who needs some help - and this is where this timely and sympathetic book comes in. The book will gently explain what constitutes overweight, why children get fat, what children really need, and how they can be persuaded to eat well and get fit. The author shows how children can learn to take pride in their bodies and health, regain their self-respect and deal with all the problems that cause and are caused by being overweight.