The Tale of Two Athletes: The Story of Jumper and The Thumper

Workbook: Steps to Tackle Childhood Obesity

by Jeana R. Griffith, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/25/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781477240861
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781477245347

About the Book

This is the companion workbook to the inspirational children’s story The Tale of Two Athletes the Story of Jumper and The Thumper: A True Story on Understanding and Combating Childhood Obesity. This workbook provides the tools for children and their families to begin living a healthier lifestyle. It provides a step approach which includes fun games that encourage eating slower, reading food labels, and exercising. It also has worksheets and exercises to help children and their family’s set goals and express their feelings. At the end of the workbook children receive a completion certificate and are invited to become one of the characters in the fight against childhood obesity.

About the Author

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.Over the past several years, Dr. Jeana R. Griffith has joined with her husband M. Christopher Griffith, M.D. in the fight against childhood obesity. The Griffiths tackle childhood obesity through an innovative multidisciplinary approach that incorporates mental health, nutrition, and exercise. Their ideas focus upon obesity and the mental health needs associated with underserved and minority populations.They co-authored the book The Tale of Two Athletes: The Story of Jumper and The Thumper (available at, which is inspiring children and their families to live a healthier lifestyle.Dr. Griffith resides in Lithonia, Georgia with her husband and two children.