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. DCMC was 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 from this award would place this book into more families’ hands who could benefit from the advice whimsically conveyed in Cookie Lemon’s story. Instead of a negative message of diet and deprivation, Don’t Call Me Cookie promotes a positive outlook and promotion of changes to long-term habits by embracing a healthy lifestyle of food, exercise and common sense.
To read more about the challenge and TO VOTE for Don’t Call Me Cookie, please visit: http://ajpmchallenge.calit2.net/submissions/entry/id/34.
The book is also featured on the Health and Wellness page of the Consortium of African Americans of Cleveland See http://www.caao.net/caaos-health-page/.
SBPRA congratulates Vanessa and encourages her fellow authors to support her by voting!!!