Healthy Weight for Teens, 1st Edition

  • Carla Mooney
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420511092
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511093
  • DDC: 613.0433
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The media inundates us with messages about the "epidemic" of overweight and obese Americans and they make dire predictions about the health of kids and teenagers. Meanwhile nutritionists and doctors often say that kids and teenagers should not diet. Psychologists add that girls should never be told they need to diet or hear negative comments about their size, for fear of adding to the number of teens today starving themselves, choosing unhealthy dieting options, and developing eating disorders. This title in Lucent's Nutrition and Health series provides young readers with the information they need to sort out these mixed messages and use their critical thinking skills to weigh the data and to understand healthy choices.

Features and Benefits

  • Individual volumes focus on a specific health or nutrition-related topic, such as body image, diets and dieting, junk food, or vegetarianism.
  • 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.