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Author Ellin, Abby.

Title Teenage waistland : a former fat kid weighs in on living large, losing weight, and how parents can (and can't) help / Abby Ellin
Published New York : Public Affairs, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.196398 Ell/Twa  AVAILABLE
Description xli, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : fat kid blues -- Ch. 1. Ho Hos in paradise -- Ch. 2. Behavior modification and its discontents -- Ch. 3. Mothers against fat kids -- Ch. 4. The myths of willpower and control -- Ch. 5. Honey, I shrunk my stomach! -- Ch. 6. Size acceptance : fat or fiction? -- Ch. 7. Inner fat camp -- Epilogue : weighing grandma
Summary "Abby Ellin, a journalist and former fat-camp attendee, has an abiding compassion for overweight kids. In Teenage Waistland she shares the story of her family's attempts to "save her" from obesity and explores how they might have done it better. With hope, skepticism, and humor she mines the landscape of today's diet culture by visiting weight loss camps, hospitals, community programs, and schools. She talks to experts, kids, and their parents, seeking to answer these questions: What can parents say to kids that they will hear? Why don't kids exercise more and eat less when they're dying to be thinner? What treatment methods actually work: willpower or surrender? Shame or inspiration? And what do you do if, despite all your best efforts, your family doesn't become one of the happy, good-health success stories you've read about in all those books?"
"Teenage Waistland is an original, deeply provocative book for anyone who has ever wrestled with weight issues - their child's, or their own. One size does not fit all when it comes to weight loss, and the better we understand that, the more likely we are to be able to help our kids."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Ellin, Abby.
Overweight children -- United States -- Biography.
Obesity in children -- Treatment.
Camps for overweight children.
Child rearing.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 2005041810
ISBN 1586482289