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At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, Heidi, was devastated and wondered, How can I get my daughter healthy again?

Who’s the New Kid? shows readers how Heidi helped her daughter lose weight without the aid of fad diets, medication, or surgery and how other parents can do the same with their kids.

In just over a year, Heidi’s plan worked! Breanna dropped 40 percent of her body weight and was transformed from a morbidly obese child who spent her days in front of the TV eating chips and chocolate to a vibrant, healthy, energetic little girl.

Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who’s the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

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When Bond’s daughter, Breanna, was nine years old, she weighed 186 pounds. Her pediatrician didn’t seem concerned, but Bond watched her daughter become increasingly inactive, withdrawn, and addicted to junk foods. Bond prayed for guidance and then decided to take on the challenge. The determined mom began by taking Breanna for nightly walks. As the pounds started coming off, Bond signed her daughter up for the swim team and looked for ways for the entire household to be more active. The secret to beating childhood obesity, Bond found, was making it a family battle. Junk food was tossed from the cupboards, and everyone began to eat healthier. Along with the story of their success, Bond includes basic menus, easy recipes, and activity tips. Although she frequently refers to her faith, Bond’s advice is so practical that every reader will find it useful. Childhood obesity is an urgent topic, and the success of Bond’s commonsense methods, which have been well documented and cele-brated on national news shows, make this straightfor-ward book a solid library purchase.