Although the causes of childhood obesity vary, the effects do not: obesity compromises a child's growth, health and quality of life. THE PARENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE: CHILDHOOD OBESITY addresses the multi-faceted solutions to this growing pediatric health problem, specifically the role parents can play as the "first line of defense" in their children's nutrition and fitness. By combining interviews with experts and profiles with families, the one-hour documentary helps parents determine their children's risk for obesity and offers proven, practical strategies for prevention and intervention. THE PARENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE also presents new research on childhood obesity and compares and contrasts different approaches that both parents and healthcare professionals can put to immediate use. It also addresses the more complex matters of behavior modification, a key, albeit challenging, component in controlling weight.