Down Mount Kenya on a Tea Tray: An Adventure with Childhood Obesity (Paperback)

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Wesley had never thought much about his lifestyle or how he looked. He enjoyed eating his way through weekends in front of the telly with his mum. However, fate catapults him to a new life in East Africa and he is forced to face the negative impact that obesity is having on his life. When he rashly promises to climb Mount Kenya along with the rest of his class, an adventure in courage and determination begins . . .

This entertaining story explores some of the challenges faced by obese children and young people. It highlights both the physical limitations as well as the psychological problems associated with obesity, such as social isolation and low mood. The story explores the complicated web of factors that might cause a child to become obese and identifies some of the life-altering changes that can come from a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

Teaching lessons about kindness, friendship, bravery and determination, this is powerful reading for all children. It operates as a stand-alone story and is also available as part of a set along with a supporting guide.

About the Author

Plum Hutton is a chartered educational psychologist and former learning support teacher. She holds a doctorate in educational psychology. She has more than 15 years of experience working as a local authority educational psychologist and latterly has transferred to independent practice. Through her work she has pursued and delivered training on many areas of professional interest, including supporting children with persistent anxiety, attachment difficulties, literacy difficulties and sensory processing differences.Plum is a keen storyteller. She has gathered inspiration for her writing from her work, the challenges of parenthood and also through a nomadic existence as an Army wife, which has taken her to many locations across the UK and as far afield as East Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032076225
ISBN-10: 1032076224
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 12th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English