Author(s): Debbie Danowski
Despite current efforts from the government, obesity rates in British children and elsewhere remain stubbornly persistent. While the vast majority know what constitutes a healthy meal, very few are aware of the emotions behind the food presented to children on a regular basis. And even fewer understand how these emotions are tied into childhood overeating. Finally, Why Can't My Child Stop Eating offers real-world solutions to the social, emotional and physical problems of these children and their families.
In her previously published book, Why Can't I Stop Eating? co-authored with Dr. Pedro Lazaro (Hazelden 2000), Dr. Danowski outlines her personal physical, emotional, and spiritual food-addiction recovery program, which resulted in her losing more than 150 pounds over 17 years ago. A regular guest on both national and international radio programs, Why Can't I Stop Eating? was Hazelden's best-selling trade book the summer of 2000. The book is currently in its third printing. Dr. Danowski has written more than 100 articles for national and local publications, including "First For Women," "Woman's Day," "Seventeen," and "Fairfield," and serves as a contributing writer for "Fairfield County Home" magazine. She has also spoken at countless meetings, seminars and conferences about weight loss and food addiction, including Food Addiction 2000, the first national conference held on the disease. Dr. Danowski is also the advisor to both Sacred Heart University's student newspaper and student magazine, and a member of the university's Eating Disorders Awareness Team. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she researched eating behavior in American film, a Master's degree in Public Communications from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Sacred Heart University. She resides in Winsted, Connecticut.