October 2006

Grant Results

SUMMARY

Susan Okie, M.D., in collaboration with staff of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, wrote a book called Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity (2005). The book provides strategies for protecting children and improving their exercise and eating habits.

Key Results
Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity (2005) provides specific strategies for protecting children and improving their exercise and eating habits.

A review in the Washington Post said: "[Fed Up!] concludes by offering thoroughly sound and detailed solutions to an exasperating problem. … A must-read for parents whose children are overweight — or who hope to avoid the problem." (March 13, 2005)

Readers can read portions of the book for free, order the book or download the book or chapters for a fee online. The cost ranges from $2.70 for a PDF chapter to $30.50 for the hardback book and a PDF.

By June 2006, the National Academies Press, publisher for the National Academies (including the IOM, under its imprint, Joseph Henry Press), had sold over 4,500 copies of the book.

The IOM contributed approximately $40,000 toward the book.

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $40,000 for this unsolicited project from 2004 to 2005.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Developing and Publishing a Book on Preventing Obesity in Children and Youth

Grantee

National Academy of Sciences-Institute of Medicine (Washington,  DC)

  • Amount: $ 40,000
    Dates: April 2004 to March 2005
    ID#:  049882

Contact

Stephen M. Mautner
(202) 334-3336
Smautner@nas.edu

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Books

Okie S. Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity. Washington: Joseph Henry Press, 2005. Available to read, download or purchase online.

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Report prepared by: Elizabeth Heid Thompson
Reviewed by: Martha Fay
Reviewed by: Molly McKaughan
Program Officer: Jeane Ann Grisso

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