Dianne Neumark-Sztainer. Subtitled, "Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World," Neumark-Sztainer's book offers a wealth of science-based, practical ideas for instilling healthy eating and exercise habits, educating teens about nutrition and portion size, and talking about body image. Drawing on her landmark study, Project EAT (Eating Among Teens), and her experience as a mother of four, the author shows parents how to strike the difficult balance between bolstering self-esteem and offering constructive advice to media-saturated teenagers who are bombarded with mixed messages. 317 pages, 2005 paperback.
From Guilford Press