Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right: The Food Solution That Lets Kids Be Kids

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Harmony/Rodale, Dec 22, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions: More than 18 million American children are considered obese and are at risk for health problems. In fact, today's generation of kids may be the first to experience shorter life spans than their parents.

Leading pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff's Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right teaches kids how to make healthy choices based on the principles of the traffic light: green light foods are nutritious, yellow light foods are eaten in moderation, and red light foods are occasional treats.

The program, which has a proven 96 percent success rate, can be tailored to suit any child's age, gender, and weight goals. Snacks and meals are designed to ensure that kids get the nutrients they need to not only lose or maintain weight, but to grow strong, healthy bodies. Complete with sample menus, recipes, and an index of more than 1,000 color-coded foods, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right provides a practical solution for one of the biggest health crises facing America's children.

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User Review  - VickiLN - LibraryThing

With the frightening statistics of childhood obesity, this is a book every parent should read. I love the fact that this book was written by a Pediatrician. There are 11 chapters: 1~ Coming To Terms ... Read full review


Coming to Terms Is Your Child Really Overweight? 1 Chapter 2 Learning the Rules of the Road
HighPerformance Breakfasts 29 Chapter 4 MidMorning Power Snacks 51 Chapter 5 Lunches That Make the Grade 67 Chapter 6 Afternoon Snack At...
Weighty Zone Special Occasions 149 Chapter 9 Restaurants Be Prepared 185 Chapter 10 From Stop to Go Exercise 195 Chapter 11 Winning the Ga...

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JOANNA DOLGOFF, MD, is a graduate of Princeton University and NYU Medical School. A specialist in child and adolescent weight management, she owns two pediatric practices.

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