Title: Winning The Family Weight-Loss Game Word Count: 273 Summary: Is weight weighing heavily on your mind? If you or someone in your fam ily needs to lose weight, you have lots of company: Nearly two-thirds of American adults and a third of A merican children need to lighten up. Keywords: Winning The Family Weight-Loss Game Article Body: Is weight weighing heavily on your mind? If you or someone in your fam ily needs to lose weight, you have lots of company: Nearly two-thirds of American adults and a third of A merican children need to lighten up . Since the family is one of the most powerful influences on a child's w eight and health, a new book from B etty Crocker rallies family members to team up in tackling their weigh t concerns. "Betty Crocker Win At W eight Loss Cookbook" ($24.95, avail able where books are sold) maps out a game plan of simple steps that p arents can take for improving their own healthy habits while allowing their kids to become more active an d "grow into" a healthier weight. P arents are the role model and coach of the family team. To ensure success for readers, Bett y Crocker enlisted the assistance o f a leading public health expert fo r winning strategies in this new bo ok. An internationally respected re searcher in weight control, James H ill, Ph.D., lends his best advice f rom years of counseling clients who have attained and successfully mai ntained a healthy weight. Hill is a professor of pediatrics at the Uni versity of Colorado, and director o f the Center for Human Nutrition, w hich is funded by the National Inst itutes of Health. Hill is also co-f ounder of America on the Move, an i nitiative to help people avoid weig ht gain. The family that plays together enjo ys good health and has fun together . In becoming more active and enjoy ing a wide variety of delicious mea ls, any family can be "winners" and gain healthy habits for a lifetime . The new book provides realistic s teps for any family to take toward better health.