Bradley the Dog leads the way
BIDMC nurse educator (and fellow blogger) Linda Trainor, has written a brook aimed at helping children understand the risk obesity poses to leading a healthy life.
"Bradley the Dog Who Couldn't Stop Eating" portrays an overweight do who likes ice cream and video games.
"Bradley is an overweight dog who got angry after the other pups kept teasing him about his weight," Trainor recounted. "He told the coach, 'I don't want to be picked last any more, and I want to have fun!' The book focuses on having fun as the carrot for physical activity and healthy eating."
Trainor told Advance for Nurses that she will be piloting the book as part of a grassroots program for first and second graders in Princeton, MA. It will be available online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Cine Med, a publisher of medical texts, will serve as a distributor and plans to send brochures to bariatric physicians. Trainor would like to see the book in pediatricians' offices, as well.