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Launch of New Book, What to Do for Heavy Kids, Coincides with First Lady's Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity
Date:3/10/2010

Coinciding with First Lady Michelle Obama's launching of a campaign to battle childhood obesity in the U.S., a new self-help book, What To Do For Heavy Kids, was released last week

La Habra, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2010 -- Coinciding with First Lady Michelle Obama's launching of a campaign to battle childhood obesity in the U.S., a new self-help book, What To Do For Heavy Kids, was released last week.

"Mrs. Obama's 'Let's Move' awareness campaign is a big step forward in combating a serious lifelong health issue for young children," said Gloria Mayer, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., president of the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA), the non-profit organization that published the new book, and one of the book's co-authors.

According to Dr. Mayer, a big part of the childhood obesity problem is low health literacy and she points to the need to help reading-challenged parents with this serious health issue. Research in the health literacy field indicates that only 11% of the U.S. adult population is considered "proficient" in health literacy and most healthcare information is written at a grade reading level beyond the recipient's ability to understand.

In an effort to help address the childhood obesity trend, which indicates that one-third of the nation's children are carrying too much weight, What To Do For Heavy Kids is written at a 5th grade reading level. It is the most recent book in the IHA's highly popular

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