Overweight Children: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Let's Talk About Being Overweight; by Melanie Gordon; PowerKids Press, 2000

Ages 9 to 12

  • Extreme Elvin; by Chris Lynch; Harper Trophy, 2001

Young Adult

  • Life is Too Short to be Fat; by David Koutsouridis; New Holland Publ., 2010
  • Overweight: A Handbook for Teens; by Tania Heller; McFarland, 2005
  • Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off and What They Wish Parents Knew; by Anne Fletcher; Houghton Mifflin, 2006

Books for Adults

  • Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child: A Parent's Guide to Better Eating and Exercise; by Brain McCrindle and James Wengle; Robert Rose, 2005
  • Healthy Snack & Fast Food Choices; by Mary Turck; LifeMatters Press, 2001
  • Helping Your Overweight Child: A Family Guide; by Caroline Cederquist; Advance Medical Press, 2002
  • If Your Child is Overweight: A Guide for Parents; by Susan Kosharek; 2nd ed; American Dietetic Assn, 2002
  • Overcoming Childhood Obesity; by Colleen Thompson and Ellen Shanley; Bull Publ. Co., 2004
  • Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Roadmap to Health; by American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  • Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children: What Our Kids Go Through- And How We Can Help; by Sylvia Rimm; Rodale/St. Martins, 2004
  • The Everything Parent's Guide to the Overweight Child: Help Your Child Lose Weight, Develop Healthy Eating Habits, and Build Self-confidence; by Paula Ford-Martin; Adams Media Corp., 2005

Other Resources

Weight Watchers

NIDDK Weight-control Information Network
1 WIN Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
Phone: (202) 828-1025 or 1-877-946-4627

The Food and Nutrition Information Center
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: 301-504-5719

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-02-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
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