Written by Candida Hunt and Mary Rudolf (revised 2013)
A handbook for community, health and early yearspractitioners
Levels of obesity are rising so fast in children today thatthe issue has been described as a time bomb. The evidence is clear that thefoundations for later obesity are laid in the early years. Tackling childhoodobesity through focusing on the early years is central to the new nationalChild Health Promotion Programme. Thisbook is a valuable resource which aims to provide community, health and earlyyears practitioners with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to turnaround the obesity epidemic.