Dr. Wendy Scinta, Childhood Obesity Expert, Announces Debut Of BOUNCE, A New National Initiative To Reduce Obesity Within Homes And Schools
Dr. Wendy Scinta is launching BOUNCE, a new national initiative to reduce obesity in homes, schools, and communities, available now in book form. Dr. Scinta is a nationally recognized expert on adult and childhood obesity treatment, a VP and lobbyist for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and former member of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity.
Dr. Scinta’s practice, Medical Weight Loss of New York PLLC, has treated thousands of overweight and obese individuals, helping each lose from 20 to over 200 pounds. Her BOUNCE children and adolescent weight loss program has received national and international attention, and is now debuting as a book. BOUNCE is an acronym for Dr. Scinta’s tried and true approach to successful weight loss:
B: Behavior Modification
O: Optimizing Metabolism
U: United in Family (School)
N: Notation of Food
C: Counting Steps
E: Elimination Diet
Bridging the gap for those who do not have access to a weight loss specialist, the BOUNCE book educates parents in how to work with their child and family to develop healthy eating patterns and a healthy lifestyle within the home. BOUNCE aids parents with identifying and understanding the health risks associated with obesity, as well as reaffirms their abilities as parents to combat the obesity epidemic. Dr. Scinta’s book includes menus, recipes, and information on how to talk to the family physician. Dr. Scinta takes it a step further, elaborating on how families can work within their communities to set up healthy streets, towns, and schools so that every child in the community has a chance to succeed. The BOUNCE program has also been transformed into a health workshop, in a partnership with the American Diabetes Association, to instruct family physicians and patients in a variety of hospitals and community centers serving the New York metro area. BOUNCE is soon to be available as a workshop for schools participating in Title I programming.