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A Diet Book For 6 Year Olds?


A Diet Book For 6 Year Olds?

A controversial book called "Maggie Goes On A Diet" is hitting the shelves this fall, telling the story of a pudgy young girl in pursuit of weight loss. Once at a lighter weight, she becomes her school's soccer star. Here's what has critics up in arms: The suggested reader age range is 6 to 10 years on Barnes & Noble's website, and 4 to 8 on Amazon. 

Author Paul M. Kramer is under fire from nutritionists and pediatricians and more than a few parents, for taking what they consider an uninformed approach to addressing weight issues among children and furthering damaging stereotypes. 

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Do you think diets are an appropriate response to growing child obesity rates?  

Image Source: Courtesy of Barnes & Noble

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