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Brian McCrindle

Brian McCrindle donated the Käthe Kollwitz collection to the AGO.

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Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child

Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child

A Parent's Guide to Better Eating and Exercise
edition:Paperback
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Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child This book will help you to: Recognize if your child is overweightRealize the medical and emotional consequences of being overweightUnderstand the social, behavioral, biological, and genetic causes of being overweightImprove your child's and your family's eating habits and physical fitness This book features: Practical guidelines for treatment and preventionHands-on worksheets and exercisesFood charts, menu suggestions, and exercise routinesCharts for calculating overweight and healthy weightGuided nutrition tours of the fresh and processed food sections of grocery storesMenu plans and food preparation adviceStrength and flexibility exercise routinesHelpful food and fitness tips for parentsNutrition and activity 3-day diaries and scorecardsGuidelines for setting weekly nutrition and activity goals -- The Healthy Weight Program Summary Program Aims The Healthy Weight Program will help your children make the necessary changes to their nutrition and lifestyle so they become healthy and fit. The program will benefit your children if they are not at a healthy weight, if they are at risk of becoming overweight, or if they just eat poorly and are physically unfit, regardless of their weight. Program Philosophy A healthy weight is the weight your child's body achieves with healthy nutrition and healthy activity habits. The program is not a weight-loss diet. It will be different for each child, and there is no one specific number that your child needs to reach. So long as young people adopt a healthy lifestyle, their body will find its own healthy weight. Health cannot be measured on a scale: The most important message you can send to your child is that the goal is not weight loss. The goal of this program is good nutrition and developing an active lifestyle. As young people move closer to the eating habits and physical activity outlined in the program, their body will naturally develop a healthy weight over a healthy amount of time.Healthy lifestyle can be measured: A healthy lifestyle is one where nutritious food is eaten on a regular basis and a meaningful amount of physical activity is performed each day. The program provides the means to measure and record if children are eating nutritiously and if they are getting a meaningful amount of physical activity. Program Principles The program is based on the principle of balancing food energy intake and physical activity energy expenditure to achieve a healthy weight. Healthy Energy Rule: When the amount of energy from the food we eat is balanced exactly with the amount of energy the body needs to stay alive and carry out activity, our body will maintain the same amount of stored body fat. This is the state of healthy weight.Positive Energy Rule: When the amount of energy from the food we eat is more than the amount of energy the body needs to stay alive and carry out activity, our body will store the extra energy as fat. This is the state of increasing body fat.Negative Energy Rule: When the amount of energy our body needs to stay alive and carry out activity is more than the amount of energy we get from the food we eat, our body simply uses up stored fat as its energy source. This is the state of decreasing body fat. Program Stages Your child will take small manageable steps toward healthy nutrition and healthy activity habits by choosing weekly nutrition and activity goals. By taking these steps, your child will start adopting a healthy lifestyle and will become physically fit and achieve a healthy weight. The healthy weight program follows four stages of development. Parent and child have specific knowledge and activity goals to complete in each stage. STAGE 1: Assessing Nutrition and Activity Levels (Week 1)Family Nutrition and Activity Habits WorksheetChild's Nutrition and Activity Habits Worksheet3-Day Nutrition Diary: Log and Scorecard3-Day Activity Diary: Log and ScorecardHeight, Weight, and Target Weight Chart STAGE 2: Setting Goals and Rewards (Week 2)Goal of the Week WorksheetGoal of the Week Evaluation Questionnaire3-Day Nutrition Diary: Log and Scorecard3-Day Activity Diary: Log and Scorecard STAGE 3:Building Up Goals and Rewards (Week 3-4)Goal of the Week WorksheetGoal of the Week Evaluation Questionnaire3-Day Nutrition Diary: Log and Scorecard3-Day Activity Diary: Log and ScorecardHeight, Weight, and Target Weight Chart STAGE 4: Maintaining Progress (Beyond Week 4) WeeklyGoal of the Week WorksheetGoal of the Week Evaluation Questionnaire Monthly3-Day Nutrition Diary: Log and Scorecard3-Day Activity Diary: Log and ScorecardFamily Nutrition and Activity Habits WorksheetChild's Nutrition and Activity Habits Worksheet BiweeklyHeight, Weight, and Target Weight Chart

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Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

According to the Truth
edited by Brenda Rix
text by Brian McCrindle
edition:Hardcover
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