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Obesity Prevention for Children


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Alvin N. Eden, M.D., F.A.A.P., is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at Weill-Cornell College of Cornell University, New York, NY, and chairman Emeritus ay Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. A practicing pediatrician for over 40 years, Dr. Eden has contributed numerous articles to the medical literature and is the author of Growing Up Thin, Handbook for New Parents, Positive Parenting and Fit from the Start- How to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Infancy. Sari Greaves, RDN, is an expert nutrition consultant and former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. She is a leading nutrition expert in women's health, weight management, wellness and disease prevention, as well as co-author of The Cardiac Recovery Cookbook. As the Nutrition Director at Step Ahead Wellness Center in Far Hills, New Jersey, Sari provides personalized nutrition counseling to men and women seeking weight loss and healthy lifestyle modification. Her nutrition and cooking video series have appeared on,, and, and she has written extensively on consumer nutrition topics. She currently lives in Manhattan.


"Dr Eden does parents of young children a great service in Obesity Prevention for Children. He provides a lucid and succinct review of the causes of early childhood obesity, along with many straight-forward tips learned from decades of pediatric practice on how to prevent this problem. This important work will be of help to all parents in keeping their offspring healthy for life."
--J.A. Stockman III, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center
Past President, American Board of Pediatrics

"A fun, easy to read common-sense guide for parents and grandparents wanting not only to avoid obesity in their children but also to help children acquire lifetime good nutrition and exercise habits. The advice is basic, old-school pediatrics written in a style that speaks to Dr. Eden(1)s years of experience as a pediatrician guiding pediatric patients and parents."
--Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D., M.S., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

"Obesity Prevention for Children reflects 40 years of clinical practice by an unusually astute, highly competent, and compassionate clinician with a particular interest in nutrition and obesity. Of great value is Dr. Eden's anecdotal examples of obese patients and their families which offers useful new information on obesity. This book is a must have for all parents and professionals dealing with obesity."
--Philip Lanzkowsky, M.D., Sc.D., F.A.A.P., Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine

"This practical, no-nonsense book, written by an experienced pediatrician and leading expert on childhood obesity, will be useful for every parent. The real-life stories are drawn from Dr. Eden's extensive experiences as a practicing pediatrician, and breathe life into his advice and provide encouragement."
--Michael Weitzman, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine, and Global Public Health at the New York University School of Medicine

"Dr. Eden's philosophy is easy to put into practice and involves the entire family so that all can benefit from his wisdom. As parents and pediatricians, we must strive to prevent childhood illnesses, especially those that will impact our children as they become adults. Kudos to Dr. Eden, a world-class physician, mentor, and all-around great guy, for helping our children stay fit and trim!"
--Claudio Sandoval, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, New York Medical College; Attending Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

"Finally, practical advice to prevent obesity from starting--the only way to really address the obesity epidemic. A must read for parents today. This text combines the latest scientific nutritional studies with simple, practical advice to prevent obesity--all with a conversational-style text. What more could parents ask for?"
--Michael J. Pettei, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine; Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Cohen Children's Medical Center

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