“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This quote shares a lifesaving truth that could reverse disturbing trends like the steadily rising obesity rate among our country's children. Unaddressed problems like obesity can lead to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and the psychological stress that comes from low self-esteem and teasing.
While our DNA can predetermine some health-related factors, we have tremendous influence over our longevity and well-being through our actions, behaviors, and habits. We must educate the next generation to care for their bodies in ways that will lead to a healthier tomorrow.
In addition to its health-promoting messages, this book is a great tool to teach children about the human body, inspire kids to find fitness and food options that they enjoy, and engage them in a process of decision-making that can positively influence ways they make choices and develop habits in other important areas of their lives.
The Healthy Body Book is a proven tool to help parents, teachers, and community leaders encourage children to embrace wellness and make healthy choices from the start.
This book is ideal for use in classrooms, camps, and other group settings.
(A free Teacher's Guide is available to help teachers maximize the impact of the book.) Other free Tools and Guides are available for parents and community leaders- including a "Healthy Body Party Guide".
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"Ellen Sabin, a former student of mine, has created an outstanding educational and practical tool for children and families. In a simple and friendly way, this book introduces balance, exercise, diet, and knowledge....it has the potential to improve the well-being of all who read it."
- Walter Willett, MD, Dr PH, Harvard School of Public Health
"I believe that all children need and deserve healthy bodies, healthy minds, and the tools to develop healthy habits. The Healthy Body Book - shared in homes, at schools, and in the community - is a valuable tool to help inspire healthy behaviors and actions that will support our children in leading happier, healthier and more productive lives."
- Alma J. Powell, Chair of America's Promise Alliance
"The development of healthy habits is a key ingredient in the recipe for a child's healthy future. This is a terrific book; it informs, motives, and inspires children. I hope it is shared far and wide."
- Jay E. Berkelhamer, MD, Past President American Academy of Pediatrics
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