Dr. Susan’s Fit and Fun Family Action Plan: 301 Things You Can Do Today
by Dr. Susan Bartell
KIWI Magazine Review
I had a chance to speak to the ebullient Dr. Susan Bartell about her latest book and I was convinced that she not only knows her stuff, but really has the right approach to instilling lifelong lessons for making fitness a permanent part of family life. The advice is sound and grounded, eschewing fads for lifelong sensible solutions to eating right and exercising.
The information in the book is presented in well-organized and very digestible bites so parents can quickly track down specific, age-appropriate information for their kids. The best part about the book is that Dr. Susan uses real situations to provide guidance for parents. I read with vigor the section about the child who races through a meal, only to say she’s hungry 5 minutes after the dishes are cleaned up.
Everything from teaching kids about portions to making it easy to fit exercise into a busy schedule. For example, keeping a Frisbee in the car and taking the route that goes by the park make it easy to have an impromptu romp to have fun and get bodies moving.
Word of caution to parents: you actually have to set a good example by exercising and eating right, too! You’ll need to tune up, too, in order to keep up with your fit and fun family!
The breakthrough response to childhood obesity that parents have been waiting for-immediate answers, kid-friendly solutions and savvy advice from a national parenting expert
With an alarming 16% of American kids overweight or obese, parents are desperate for easy, healthy solutions-but wary of major lifestyle changes and parental guilt. It’s time for a simpler approach. Dr. Susan’s Fit and Fun Family Action Plan delivers exactly what parents have been waiting for: a place to start today, with hundreds of tips and optimistic, savvy advice for raising a healthy, happy child. Using an engaging mix of child psychology expertise and mom-next-door smarts, media powerhouse Dr. Susan lifts the guilt and empowers parents to take action now, with:
- Hundreds of tips to combat junk food ads, poisonous peers, dressing room anxiety, and five other negative force factors in a kid’s life
- Quizzes to uncover and break the seven family patterns that make a child overweight
- Healthy and affordable meal plans that keep pizza, burgers, and ice cream on the menu
- The latest technology to get kids up and moving
- Shopping lists, eating-out guides, and special lunchbox coupons to inspire every child and parent