Popular Children's Book in Fight Against Obesity

by Rathi Manohar on  March 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, an already popular book with children has gained more fame by a report that claims the book helps to fight child obesity.
 Popular Children's Book in Fight Against Obesity
Popular Children's Book in Fight Against Obesity

The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Marion Burton, has said that the book teaches children to eat healthily and helps them to live a healthy lifestyle.

A group that has closely worked closely with former president, Bill Clinton, has used this book to guide children to eat healthily and cut down on weight. Now, special editions of the book are being sent to 17,000 pediatricians together with material on growth charts and healthy eating habits.

The book has the message that too much of fat, sodium and high-fructose corn syrup are not good to live healthily.

The author, Eric Carle has been very excited that his book is being used in efforts to encourage healthy eating habits in children. He has said, "I hope 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' will be a happy reminder for children to grow healthy and spread their strong wings, like the butterfly in my book".

Source: Medindia

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I think that it's great that books are being used to convey the importance of eating healthy in children. Not only are they reading to expand their vocabulary and widen their imagination but children are also learning something that will surely have a big impact on their lifestyle: that of having healthy habits.
ennairam_23 Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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