Teen Obesity: How Schools Can be the Number One

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Solution to the Problem
William L. Fibkins
Rowman and Littlefield Education
219 pages. $24.95.

An action plan for parents, school leaders and community activists to combat the problem of teenage obesity by implementing healthier dining and recreation policies in schools. Using a conversational style with simple statistics to support his views, Fibkins discusses how school dining and recreation policies are created and applied, and provides instructions for educators and advocates for spearheading campaigns for policy changes. Included is a thorough description of a successful program, Circle of Wellness, and guidelines for establishing one. (800) 462-6420, http://www.rowmaneducation.com.

– And Alexis Vaughan