This volume includes an overview of childhood obesity, including the health risks of the condition, a look at controversies surrounding childhood obesity, focusing on contributing factors, the effectiveness of anti-obesity programs, the role government should play, and whether bariatric surgery is appropriate for children, and personal stories of people dealing with childhood obesity, including a mother whose daughter is obese and a woman describing the bullying she experienced as an overweight child.
"In general, these books are excellent sources for high school readers to enhance their critical thinking skills. They could easily be used as jumping off points for research projects and debate topics."
--American Reference Books Annual, 2012
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