Paediatrician Miriam Vos has had to tell hundreds of parents that their children are dangerously ill, with liver disease, diabetes, or bone damage, because of obesity. She found that most parents don't know where to start or what to do, or think that restricting food will work (it doesn't!). In this practical and positive guide, Dr Vos shows parents specific ways to improve their child's health -- without diets, guilt trips, or power struggles -- all based on what has worked for her child patients. First published in spring 2009.
Miriam B Vos, MD, MSPH, is a nationally known paediatric gastroenterologist, sought out by media as an expert in childhood obesity and the illnesses associated with obesity. She teaches at Emory University Medical School, sees patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and raises backyard chickens.