PRLog - Sep. 11, 2012 - September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and author Vanessa Pasiadis has been recognized for her book Don’t Call Me Cookie, which calls attention to this affliction that affects so many children’s lives. Instead of a negative message of diet and deprivation, tweens and their families will benefit from a positive outlook and promotion of changes to long-term habits by embracing a healthy lifestyle of food, exercise and common sense.
Don't Call Me Cookie
Don’t Call Me Cookie was submitted and accepted in a nationwide Childhood Obesity Challenge sponsored by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. It is among 107 other contenders. The exposure that this award brings would place this book into more families who could benefit from the advice whimsically conveyed in Cookie Lemon’s story.
To read more about the challenge and vote for Don’t Call Me Cookie, please visit http://ajpmchallenge.calit2.net/
The book is also featured on the Health and Wellness page of the Consortium of African Americans of Cleveland See http://www.caao.net/
This fun and inspiring story for young readers features Cookie Lemon, a 12-year-old with a passion for acting. She’s smart and friendly, and is very popular in school. But Cookie faces a challenge. Like many children, Cookie is overweight. When she has a fall and visits her pediatrician, he not only treats her for her accident, but gets her started on a path to learning and living a healthy lifestyle. “Dr. Max” shares his “not-so-secret”
Endorsed by University Hospitals, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital of Cleveland, Don’t Call Me Cookie will be one of the most important books your child ever reads.
DON’T CALL ME COOKIE (ISBN: 978-1-60911-
About the Author: Vanessa M. Pasiadis, a Cleveland, Ohio author, was involved in high school dramatics in Pittsburgh. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health with a master’s degree in health administration. A former teacher and health care consultant, the author wants to help young people lead a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and fun.
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