A Matter of Fat: Understanding and Overcoming Obesity in Kids

Author(s): Rosemary Stanton


Renowned nutritionist, Rosemary Stanton, and prominent exercise scientist, Andrew Hills, provide answers to common questions about obesity and overweight in children. They give the facts about body fat, good eating and healthy activities, and look at the risks, the definitions, and at what is normal' in a society obsessed with slimness, yet where people grow steadily fatter.


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Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM (Order of Australia Medal) is one of Australasia's best-known nutritionists. Author of many scientific papers on various nutrition and public health topics, 31 books and over 3000 articles for magazines and newspapers, Stanton is a regular presenter on television, a frequent guest on radio programmes and a popular lecturer. Dr Andrew Hills is Associate Professor, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology. He has been President of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity, is a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and is Secretary-Treasurer of the International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research.

Foreword; Introduction; 1 Understanding Obesity; 2 What is normal? 3 Measuring up; 4 Changing perceptions; 5 Food; 6 The Benefits of Exercise; 7 The Bigger picture; Appendix; Index

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  • : 9781877270888
  • : Hazard Press Limited
  • : Hazard Press
  • : 235mm X 155mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

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  • : Rosemary Stanton
  • : Paperback
  • : Richard Collins
  • : 176
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