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'Be Well' Book Launches National Movement to Help Moms Instill Healthy Habits and End Childhood Obesity
Date:2/18/2010

Part of the book's success has been the readers' ability to identify with the moms' stories presented in Be Well.  While 52 percent of survey recipients identified with all of the moms in the book, some of the following stories emerged as favorites:

  • Jamilia, an Oakland mom with a family history of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes that realized her children's health was her responsibility
  • Ashley, a Houston mom who runs each night with her two sons
  • Emilia, an Austin Mom who found affordable resources to help her family become more active
  • Rosa, a Chicago mom who made small changes that made a big impact on her family's health

In addition, survey participants provided insight to some of the challenges they face in implementing the book's advice in their own homes.  Eighty percent said a barrier to providing healthier choices for their children is the high cost of healthy food.  Participants also expressed challenges in making their children more acti
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