eBook Childhood Obesity, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 1420509632
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509632
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This new edition in Lucent's Nutrition and Health series explores global issue of childhood obesity. Causes of and proposed solutions to this public health issue are explored, and the findings of current studies are detailed. The text features comments from scientists and researchers, but also includes first-hand accounts from children and teens who have struggled with obesity.

Features and Benefits

  • Each contains a topic overview, information about changing trends, up-to-date scientific analysis, and a look at controversies surrounding the featured subject.
  • The narrative also contains personal anecdotes, informative sidebars, fact boxes, and statistics that help readers understand these topics and how they impact their bodies and their lives.
  • Full-color photographs and detailed tables, charts, graphs and illustrations complement and enhance the text, while ancillary materials such as a glossary, a bibliography and a subject index provide useful tools for further research and discussion.
  • Individual volumes focus on a specific health or nutrition-related topic, such as body image, diets and dieting, junk food, or vegetarianism.