"At a time when obesity in children has already become an epidemic, this book should be a must for all parents."
–T. Berry Brazelton, MD, professor of pediatrics emeritus, Harvard Medical School
"David Ludwig is one of the world's best in understanding children, their eating, and their weight. This book is firmly grounded in science but offers much more--it is fresh, compassionate, and above all, right."
–Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, author of Food Fight, and Chair, Department of Psychology, Yale University.
“David Ludwig has done what no one else has done in the fight against obesity – he has stood up from his research enclave to tell the truth about why our children and the rest of us are facing rampant obesity and declining life expectancy. The cause of problem is pervasive. The roots can be found in our biology, our families and our society. Dr. Ludwig removes blame from the children and the parents, while guiding us all with a practical plan to overcome the toxic food environment once and for all. This book must be read by doctors, parents and politicians. It is an inspiring clear voice in the wilderness of nutritional misinformation, toxic media and failed polices. Dr. Ludwig is our hope for a healthier, saner society.”
–Mark Hyman, MD, author of Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
“Insightful, compassionate, and clear-sighted as a practitioner – and trail-blazing in his research contributions over the decades – Dr. Ludwig now shares his broad experiences from both fronts in this long-anticipated book. The language is warm and accessible, and the information invaluable to anyone who cares about human well-being.”
–Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and coauthor of Eat, Drink and Weigh Less
“This roadmap will enable not just overweight children, but all children, and their families to understand how to be healthy and well. It is all the information needed to know how to navigate our complex, and often toxic world, and win.”
–Francine Kaufman, MD, author of Diabesity, and a past president of the American Diabetes Association
“Dr. Ludwig, a leading authority on childhood obesity, takes you right into his clinic with him and provides a simple, practical, powerful plan for improving the health of children and their families through better nutrition, physical activity, and stress management. The plan focuses on a low glycemic diet and reduced screen time for successful long-term weight management. The information is useful to parents, children, and health-care providers. I recommend it highly.”
–Janet King, PhD, chair of the USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and professor at the University of California, Berkeley
“This book comes from a wise and caring physician and nutritionist whose compassion and devotion to children’s health shines through on every page. What they say should give hope and courage to any parent wondering how best to help an overweight child.”
–Marion Nestle, PhD, author of What to Eat, and a professor of nutrition, New York University
"Ending the Food Fight is impeccably researched and brilliantly practical. It is a beacon of light in a culture overburdened by the human cost of obesity. Thank you, thank you, Dr. Ludwig."
–Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
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–Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma
“"Dr. Ludwig brings his invaluable research from the OWL program at Children's Hospital Boston into our kitchens and homes for a personal and very practical approach to enabling health, empowerment, balance, and peace for both parents and their children."
–Hale Sofia Schatz, author of If The Buddha Came To Dinner: How To Nourish Your Body To Awaken Your Spirit
"I consider David Ludwig to be one of the most knowledgeable and compassionate physicians in the world of childhood nutrition. This book is an extremely valuable resource for any parent as it contains very practical and clinically proven advice. If you care about having your child avoid the consequences of the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, then this is a must have book in your home."
–Dr. Barry Sears, PhD, author of The Zone
“A remarkable and enlightening book written by a caring doctor and seasoned scientist that provides an honest discussion of the many challenges facing overweight children; Dr. Ludwig gives parents concrete tools to win the food war at home, school and in the community."
–Melinda Sothern, PhD, author of Trim Kids
“With childhood obesity soaring, it it essential to draw on cutting-edge research in nutrition to develop effective programs for prevention and treatment. Ending the Food Fight does just that. It offers many case histories and great deal of practical advice to show how children and all of us can achieve optimum weight for life. Highly recommended.”
–Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Healthy Aging
“Dr. Ludwig has brought together the best available scientific evidence on weight control and his personal insights from years of clinical experience working with overweight children. Anyone caring for children will want to read this book.”
–Walter Willett, MD, author of Eat, Drink, & Weigh Less, and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
“Dr. Ludwig's novel approach to treating childhood obesity is backed by powerful research and offers practical solutions. This is a ‘must read’ for families, health care practitioners, and policymakers alike. This book has the potential to revolutionize the way we deal with childhood obesity.”
–Sandra Woodruff, RD, author of The Good Carb Cookbook, and a past president of the Florida Dietetic Association