Learn How to Raise Healthy and Fit Children for Life!
Together, We Can End Childhood Obesity
If your kid is overweight, you simply need to feed him less and have him run around after dinner, right? Even though this “eat less, exercise more” paradigm has proven a total failure for adults, this flawed logic is now applied to kids—and no surprise, it's not working.
In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. Obese youth are more likely to have cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. On the emotional front, things are even worse. The plight of overweight children and their families is devastating, and something must be done to stop this downward spiral.
Spurred to action after hearing countless stories from overweight kids who were bullied and shamed on a daily basis, weight loss authority, Jon Gabriel, along with pediatric obesity specialist, Patrica A. Ronald Riba, MD, partnered to write an extremely timely new book: Fit Kids Revolution: The Parent's Diet-Free Guide to Raising Healthy Children.
No restrictive meal plans, no extreme exercise routines, no guilt, and no more shame. This book teaches parents to take a “whole child,” holistic approach to feeding and nurturing their kids from the inside out. In this ground-breaking book, you'll learn:
- Specific strategies to raise a healthy child, even when it seems like unhealthy options abound- including food shopping tips + healthy meal and snack ideas
- Why restrictive diets are not the solution—and neither are “fat camps” or extreme exercise routines
- How story time combined with positive visualizations can change a child's habits naturally, from the inside out
- Why the growing epidemic of “screen time” must be addressed head-on, if we're going to win the battle with obesity
- How fixed schedules and family meal times can impact your children's eating habits, weight, and health
- Why parent-child love is the foundation for raising any healthy child
What Experts Are Saying…
“A book that can change the fate of childhood obesity”
Jon Gabriel and Patricia A. Ronald Riba, MD have written a book that can change the fate of childhood obesity. This is the book every parent, teacher, and guardian needs to read. When it comes to dealing with childhood weight issues, it's time that we started replacing anger and shame with kindness and education.
author of Make Peace With Your Plate
“A joyous approach!”
Fit Kids Revolution offers a depth of understanding that is truly extraordinary. There is a moving compassion in this book that was won from the pain of Jon’s experience. Patricia’s warm approach addresses the family’s nutritional blind spot. It provides sound solutions for parents to lead their kids into a delicious and playful world of healthy food choices without a restricted diet. This joyous approach is a sure fire way to make a permanent impact on children’s long-term health!
Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.,
author of Slimming Meals That Heal:
Lose Weight Without Dieting, Using Anti-inflammatory Superfoods
“An essential guidebook for anyone who has struggled with the challenges of weight loss”
Childhood obesity continues to be a primary health problem in children in the U.S., which significantly affects both physical and psychosocial health. Through this book, “Fit Kids Revolution,” Dr Patricia Ronald Riba and Jon Gabriel provide an approach which is both comprehensive and engaging for the reader. This is an essential guidebook for concerned parents, health care providers, child educators, and anyone who has struggled with the challenges of weight loss.
Albert Chang, MD MPH
“I recommend this enjoyable, easy to read book as a must for all parents who want to help their children achieve healthy weight”
Fit Kids Revolution is a remarkable, book, demystifying how the body works in regard to nutrition and the factors that contribute to obesity. As a family nurse practitioner and one who has had a life-long battle managing my own weight, I recommend this enjoyable, easy to read book as a must for all parents who want to help their children achieve healthy weight and it should be required reading for parents who want to raise children in an environment with a healthy philosophy about food. Health care practitioners will also find it a helpful tool with valuable information.
Merry A. Grasska, RN, MPH, NP-C
The revolutionary approach for reversing the obesity epidemic. The combined approach applies to all ages, especially youth and young adults.
Gwyn P. Parry, MD
Director, Community Health & Community Benefit Programs
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
“A wonderful guide that illustrates how to feed families in a healthy and approachable way”
As a food blogger and mother of two daughters, I'm always on the hunt to find ways to nourish my family that leads to a long lasting enjoyment of fresh, healthy food. Fit Kids Revolution is a wonderful guide that illustrates how to feed families in a healthy and approachable way but it's so much more.
With all the food fads it can be hard to discern the right path. This book is not just for those grappling with childhood obesity, it’s a practical guide for all families. We’ve put Dr. Riba's methods to work in our home with great success – from the psychology of feeding children, to taking charge on what to serve and soothing techniques…it’s an all-inclusive guide. Thank you, Dr. Riba and Jon Gabriel, for giving a sane and inspiring guide for all families.
Valerie Rice, Blogger: Eat Drink Garden
“The wisdom that it imparts can positively impact us and our family for generations”
There are not many books that can be read for both pleasure and educational purposes at the same time. This book is one of those books. I believe the wisdom that it imparts can positively impact us and our family for generations. Consumption of food is an integral part of life, Jon Gabriel and Dr. Patricia Riba guide us on how to make food a pleasurable aspect of life rather than being a gateway to obesity and a lifetime of struggles, guilt and unhealthy living. I applaud Jon and Dr Riba on publishing this desperately needed information on how to successfully prevent or overcome obesity, one of the greatest epidemics in America.
Dr. Katherine Ahn, DDS
Commissioner, Children and Families Commission of Orange County
“Compassionate, blame free approach & innovative solutions”
Dr. Riba and Mr. Gabriel have put their heart and soul into “Fit Kids Revolution”. Parents will find this guide refreshing for their compassionate, blame free approach and innovative solutions to the epidemic of childhood obesity. The advice offered within will not only impact the lives of children but entire families. This guide is an excellent resource for all families who wish to have healthier, happier children and a positive family dynamic.
Maria E. Minon, M.D., F.A.A.P.
V. P. Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
Children's Hospital Orange County
“If you’re looking for up-to-date advice that combines science, psychology, heart, and soul – then this book is a must read”
Jon Gabriel and Dr. Patricia Riba have written an important and timely book that’s poised to change the landscape of how we understand children, weight and health. Finally, parents now have access to a truly holistic approach that embraces all the important dimensions of what makes our young ones the best that they can be. You’ll enjoy practical and doable strategies that are straightforward, honest, clinically base, scientifically sound, emotionally sensitive, and grounded in a timeless wisdom that simply makes sense. There’s been a huge void when it comes to information that can make a real and powerful difference in how we cultivate healthy children. Fit Kids Revolution fills that void like no other book has. If you’re at all concerned about children, food and weight, and if you’re looking for up-to-date advice that combines science, psychology, heart, and soul – then this book is a must read for any parent. Jon Gabriel and Dr. Riba have teamed up to create something wonderful that I recommend most highly.
Marc David, Best selling author
Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating