A compilation of management, medical, nutrition, psychological, and
physical activity facts, models, theories, interventions, and
evaluation techniques, the Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Clinical
Management is the most clinically appropriate and scientifically
supported source of information available for pediatric health care
and research professionals. This comprehensive, state-of-the-art,
and easy-to-use reference can be used to develop programs that
provide the best possible care to overweight children in clinical
settings. Melinda Sothern is co-winner of the 2009 Oded Bar-Or
Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research sponsored by the
Obesity Society Pediatric Obesity Section Covering clinical
evaluation, medical aspects of treatment, and psychosocial,
behavioral, nutritional, and physical activity considerations, the
book discusses approaches to weight management such as diet,
behavioral counseling, exercise, pharmacology, and surgery. It
presents coverage of applied techniques, information, and tools for
developing, modifying, implementing, and evaluating
weight-management programs for children and adolescents in clinical
settings. Worksheets, menu plans, and sample exercise programs are
just a few of the features that make this book practical as well as
informative. It is clear that there is no single solution for every
overweight child and the number of options can seem overwhelming.
This text provides clinicians with the information and tools
necessary to match or tailor the available treatment plans to the
medical, physical, nutritional and emotional needs of their
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