New Book Tackle’s Childhood Obesity Through an Inspirational Children’s Story

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Authors pen new book, “The Tale of Two Athletes”

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The new book, “The Tale of Two Athletes: The Story of Jumper and the Thumper - A True Story on Understanding and Combating Childhood Obesity” (published by AuthorHouse), by M. Christopher Griffith, M.D. and Jeana R. Griffith, Ph.D., is about a pre-teen girl named Jasmine who is losing her fight against childhood obesity. She realizes that she cannot do it on her own. She summons great courage and asks for help from her doctor. He invites her to a program that he has developed to help children who are overweight which changes her through the telling of the “true story” The Tale of Two Athletes: The Story of Jumper and The Thumper.

The story Jasmine hears is about two college athletes (Jumper and The Thumper) who develop a lifetime friendship and work toward achieving their dreams. The role of diet, exercise, and healthy eating patterns play critical roles in the development of the characters. Both characters achieve their career aspirations. Jumper becomes a physician and The Thumper becomes a professional football player. The story then takes an abrupt turn, but in the end personal tragedy is turned into triumph. This is truly an amazing story that children and their parents will never forget. It will help to personalize their battle against childhood obesity.

About the Authors
M. Christopher Griffith, M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is employed by The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta, GA. and is an assistant professor at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Jeana R. Griffith, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is an adjunct faculty member for Emory University School of Medicine and is a psychotherapist for Georgia State University Counseling & Testing Center. Dr. Griffith specializes in coping with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and issues related to minority populations.

The Griffiths are combating childhood obesity through an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates mental health, nutrition and exercise. Their ideas focus upon obesity and the mental health needs associated with underserved and minority populations.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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