Parents and caregivers face the unhealthy messages of the media, advertisements, and peer pressure that negatively influence their children and teens, and they need to take action. In A Healthy Weight, Dr. R. Matheny provides practical advice to mothers and fathers, caregivers, and expectant mothers to prevent or correct obesity in infants, toddlers, children, and teens Based on the author's professional experience in the areas of infant and childhood nutrition and supported by research, she shares a host of health and diet information, including • recommended dietary intakes for infants, toddlers, children, and teens; • healthy eating practices for children, teens, and the family; • healthy physical activity practices; • normal growth, evaluating growth, and promoting a healthy weight in infants, toddlers, children, and teens; • helping your family become psychologically fit; and • setting healthy goals for the family and encouraging participation of children and teens in the family's meal-related activities. Incorporating basic information about foods, diet plans, and examples of healthier lifestyle choices, A Healthy Weight advocates the reinforcement of healthy practices while correcting unhealthy ones on the path to facilitating a fun and satisfying way of life.


 
 
 
R. Matheny, PhD, RDN, earned a PhD in nutritional sciences and is a registered dietitian with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also has a MPH with a double concentration in public health nutrition and maternal and child health. Matheny has worked for two county health departments as a nutrition counselor in maternal, infant, and childhood nutrition. She also continues to support animal welfare by donating to local and national organizations that provide help for domestic animals or wildlife.