Expert Available for Comment - Leading International Researcher Brings Groundbreaking Strategies From Childhood Obesity Pilot Project

    International communities convene in Toronto for Conference on Physical
    Activity & Obesity In Children - June 25 & 26

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Leading weight-loss expert, Karen Miller-Kovach
(M.S., R.D.), Chief Scientific Officer for Weight Watchers International, is
available to comment on compelling strategies, tested in a groundbreaking
childhood obesity pilot program aimed at combating this growing epidemic.
These practical solutions, as well as the conference which brings Ms.
Miller-Kovach to Canada, come as StatsCan reports that Ontario exceeds the
national average for overweight or obese kids, aged 2-17.
    Ms. Miller-Kovach has over 25 years of experience in weight
loss/maintenance, nutrition, and healthy living, and has contributed numerous
articles to leading nutrition and medical journals.
    Her groundbreaking book, Family Power: 5 Simple Rules for a Healthy
Weight Home is based on the findings of the US family-based pilot program.
Recognizing that growing kids are not mini-adults and have different needs,
science and unique weight management approaches are used to provide
recommendations, roles and responsibilities guiding parents and kids in
dealing with this unmatched weight challenge.

    Interview topics include:
        -  Why dieting and structured weight-loss programs are inappropriate
           for kids
        -  Practical and easy-to-implement strategies for parents, kids and
        -  How to overcome the hurdles currently facing time-crunched parents
        -  How mom and dad can present a "united front" amidst different
           approaches to healthy living
        -  How parents of special-needs children can incorporate 'healthy-
           weight home' strategies

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Tamara Colodny, The Idea Workshop Ltd., T. (416) 504-3977 ext. 25, E.

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