Sandra Hassink

Sandra Hassink

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Sandra G.Hassink, MD, FAAP, is the director of the Nemours Obesity Initiative at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and associate professor of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. Dr Hassink served as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2015.



Founder, weight management program – Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children (AIDHC)
Director, Nemours Pediatric Obesity Initiative
Co-Principal Investigator – Healthy Active Living for Families project

President, American Academy of Pediatrics 
President, Delaware Chapter – AAP
Vice-Chair, Mid-Atlantic District – AAP  
Member, Board of Directors – AAP
Chair, Obesity Leadership Workgroup, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Advisory Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee – AAP



A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Roadmap to Health (with Richard Trubo)

This award-winning guide provides solutions and resources for parents and other caregivers who are concerned about childhood obesity and overweight children, and for those who simply want to learn how to help children lead healthier, more active lives

Obesity among children has reached epidemic levels in the US, affecting more than 9 million children. Not surprisingly, obesity can limit a child's physical activity and affect his or her self-esteem.

But what's more worrisome are the health risks associated with being too heavy: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, liver disease and other diseases and conditions.

Parents will find:

  • Sensible, nutritional information and guidelines, emphasizing balanced and nourishing meals
  • Strategies for dealing effectively with a variety of parenting challenges
  • Approaches for encouraging increased physical activity
  • Questionnaires to evaluate how food is used in families
  • Guidance on how to partner with pediatricians, extended family members, schools, and child care providers to help ensure success

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-532-2
  • Product Code: CB0041
  • Publication Date: March 7, 2006
  • Format: eBook
  • Illustrations: 25 two-color photos, 22 worksheets
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
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