Stokes County Men Write, Illustrate Book To Help Obese Kids

Two Stokes County men are fed up with watching children's' waistlines grow.

Their new book takes brings nutrition lessons to kids -- with a little magic thrown in.

"Food Adventures with Charles the Chef" hit Triad bookstores earlier in June. It tells tales of a cook searching for healthy meals. Human characters and talking hats and catering vans lend a hand.

Author Roosevelt Pitt Junior says the book idea developed when he watched a nephew's bad eating habits lead to health problems.

The book is illustrated by Mshindo Kuumba, Pitt's long-time business partner.

Pitt wrote the book hoping parents would read it with their kids. He thinks since they largely choose what their children eat they need to be part of the solution.