Philomina U. Emeka-Iheukwu Tackles Childhood Obesity in New Book
Childhood obesity has been a growing epidemic in the United States, with percentages of obese kids doubling over the last 30 years, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Author Philomina U. Emeka-Iheukwu, who has struggled with her own weight loss, feels that children need to be taught from a young age about eating well. Her new children's book, "Children Who Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables: More Veggies Please!" (published by iUniverse), is a valuable guide to healthy eating for children and their parents.
"There is an urgent need for healthy eating and weight-loss right now in American," says Emeka-Iheukwu. "This book is a solid tool to get a person started by learning what better food options are available, as well as their health benefits."
Packed with colorful illustrations, "Children Who Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables" teaches children about the many different types of fruits and vegetables, their benefits and the benefits of eating healthy overtime. Emeka-Iheukwu uses poetic verse to convey her message and entertain readers.
In 2012, the CDC reported that over one third of children were considered overweight or obese. Emeka-Iheukwu hopes her book will educate children about making healthy food choices and bring that number down for good.
"Children Who Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables"
By Philomina U. Emeka-Iheukwu
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 82 pages | ISBN 9781475977363
E-Book | 82 pages | ISBN 9781475977370
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Philomina U. Emeka-Iheukwu was born in Nigeria. Her deep desire to write made her study journalism from the Institute of Management and Technology and then proceeded to the University of Nigeria for a post-graduate degree and a master's degree in Public Relations. She has also authored a very healthy cookbook, "Cook Healthy Eat Healthy Feel Healthy America."
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