Heidi Bond’s book Who’s the New Kid? shows parents they can make a difference in their child’s health.

fitbit giveawaySeattle: Author Heidi Bond invites parents and grandparents to join her on June 9 at 8:00 PM EDT when she hosts a live Facebook party to discuss her new book, Who’s the New Kid?: How an ordinary mom helped her daughter overcome childhood obesity-and you can too! (Tyndale House Publishers/May 19, 2015/ISBN 978-1496402141/$17.99).

During the Facebook party, Bond will talk to readers about her daughter Breanna’s journey from childhood obesity to losing 40% of her body weight, competing in junior triathlons and even qualifying for the junior Olympics in swimming – and all without the help of diet pills, fads or surgery. Bond will share ideas from the 40-day meal and exercise plan included in Who’s the New Kid? and also answer reader questions.

“For so many years, obesity was like a cancer that had taken ahold of us,” Bond admits. “Now it’s not even a part of our lives. Considering childhood obesity is now an epidemic in the United States, it’s so important to Breanna and me that we use our experience to help others. No one should go through something like this feeling as helpless and alone as we did in the beginning.”

Throughout the hour-long Facebook party, hosted on Bond’s Facebook page, readers will also have an opportunity to interact with other parents struggling with this issue and discuss solutions outlined in the book. At the end of the Facebook party, the winner of a Fitbit will be announced. The Fitbit giveaway is being held in conjunction with the blog tour for Who’s the New Kid?, being coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group during the three weeks (May 19 – June 9) leading up to the webcast.

newkidWho’s the New Kid? is an inspirational story that also delivers information that sheds light regarding how to safely shed pounds and get healthy,” said Maria Eriksen, Senior Marketing Director with Tyndale House Publishers.  “The Facebook party will be the perfect forum for families to approach Heidi with their own concerns and get some encouraging lifestyle tips.”

Booklist’s review of Who’s the New Kid? states, “Bond’s advice is so practical that every reader will find it useful. Childhood obesity is an urgent topic, and the success of Bond’s commonsense methods, which have been well documented and celebrated on national news shows, make this straightforward book a solid library purchase.”

 For more information on the Facebook party and Fitbit giveaway, RSVP to the Facebook event page.

  About Who’s the New Kid?:

At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, Heidi, was devastated and wondered, How can I get my daughter healthy again?

Who’s the New Kid? shows readers how Heidi helped her daughter lose 40 percent of her body weight without the aid of fad diets, medication, or surgery and how other parents can do the same with their kids.

Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who’s the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

heidi About Heidi Bond:

Heidi Bond has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and The Biggest Loser. A sought after speaker, she has helped thousands of parents who are struggling to help their overweight, underactive children. Bond lives in Clovis, California, with her husband, Dan, and their children, Breanna and Nathan.

Readers can learn more about Heidi and Breanna Bond at www.breannabond.com or by becoming a fan on Facebook.

For more information about Who’s the New Kid? and Heidi Bond’s Facebook party, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com