How to Get Your Kid to Eat…But Not Too Much, by Ellyn Satter. This is a book all parents should read, whether their children are overweight or not. It applies to kids from birth through the teen years. The advice in this book can help your child develop a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime.
The Stoplight Diet for Children: An Eight-Week Program for Parents and Children, by Leonard Epstein and Sally Squires. This book is out of print, but should be available in your public library.
Red Yellow Green: System for Weight Management, by Karen Balko, RD. “This book will give you calories, cup sizes and visual tips to providing a structured food plan. A 7-day meal plan is included for 800, 1000, 1200 and 1350 calorie plans.”
Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want To Know About Fast Food, by Eric Schlosser
Origins, How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, by Annie Murphy Paul