Understanding Nutrition: A Gateway to Physical & Mental Health
Every day, young adults are bombarded with marketing designed to influence the way they eat. As a result, many young people overlook the connections between their nutrition and their own best interests. This series gives young people the tools they need to make decisions about lifestyle and diet that will help them be all they can be. The focus is on practical and specific information such as how to choose wisely when eating out, deciphering food labels, and evaluating diet plans. Tables, charts, and illustrations help readers better understand the information.
2014 10 & up 5th & up 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Joshua Borus, MD, MPH, Division of Adolescent Medicine Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School
* This highly informative series provides a foundation for children to make healthy food choices. * Photographs, large print, layout, and specific topics make the series an excellent reference set. The language and vocabulary are for upper elementary grades, the tone is respectful of the choices of individuals and only seeks to enlighten the reader about how to maximize healthy options. * The series could easily be used by teachers to supplement information in the classroom, by students for research projects, and as a source to address Common Core Standards. * Recommended
"Rather than preach about good nutrition, these books offer visually appealing, conversational, and practical takes on healthy eating in a variety of settings." "They address smart choices in the school cafeteria, convenience stores, restaurants, and fast-food joints, as well as eating for optimum sports and academic performance." "The authors arm teens with good information on the physical and mental impact of healthy food, calorie intake, body-mass index, portion sizes, and reading labels. They also advocate a "healthy eating is a lifelong process" approach, encouraging right decisions while acknowledging that temptations exist."
"Etingoff suggests meal plans for fast-food establishments, carryout places, buffets, and sit-down restaurants, offering advice such as ordering vegetables, fruits, and whole grains whenever possible, cutting out sodas and desserts, and paying close attention to portion size." "Nutrients are also discussed, explaining the ways in which food connects to the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and fats the body needs." "This no-nonsense, informative offering is the perfect appetizer for readers interested in heartier fare..."
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