Making Healthy Choices: A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids (Girls’ Edition)


Merilee A. Kern, Jerry DeCrotie, Illustrator

Child health advocate and award-winning author Merilee A. Kern, MBA, boasts a long and venerated career in the multibillion dollar health and wellness, fitness and diet/weight loss industries through which she has cultivated a vast amount of field experience, expertise, and insight.

Merilee herself is a life-long fitness enthusiast and a two-time fitness competition champion, having previously won the titles of “Miss South Florida” and “Miss Palm Coast.” After participating in sports throughout her youth, Merilee has spent all of her adult years devoted to good nutrition, fitness, and healthy living—a lifestyle that she now imparts on her own family. She earned both her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids is a ground-breaking piece of fictional children’s literature that has been heralded by an array of health industry experts for its approach in helping overweight kids get on a healthy track, and motivating those within a healthy weight range to not only continue making wise lifestyle choices, but also better understand and empathize with peers currently struggling with a weight problem.

This fictional children’s story depicts the life of Patty, who typifies the average overweight American kid as she encounters the emotional and physical challenges associated with an adolescent overweight condition. The story culminates with Patty overcoming these challenges and improving her health by better understanding the importance of good nutrition and exercise, and through an increased awareness of the overwhelming number of cultural influences that can adversely affect her ability to make healthy choices.

This tale of hope spotlights a representative overweight child who, by better recognizing and circumventing negative outside influences while proactively making positive lifestyle choices, achieves her goal of living a healthier, happier life.


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