Diet Information For Teens, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811895
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811898
  • DDC: 613.2083
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Diet Information For Teens, Second Edition includes updated information about making good food choices. It describes the components of a healthy diet and offers suggestions based on the dietary guidelines released in the spring of 2005.

Tips for food shopping and eating out in restaurants, fast food establishments, and school cafeterias are included. The book discusses vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, grains, vegetables, fruits, and protein sources, and it explains why the consumption of some food items - such as caffeine, sugar, fat, and salt - may need to be limited.

A special section on weight control provides information to teens who wish to lose (or gain) weight. Another section on medical concerns and special circumstances related to diet discusses overweight and obesity, eating disorders, heart health, diabetes, allergies and intolerances, sports nutrition, and foodborne illnesses. The book concludes with cooking tips and directories of resources for dietary and fitness information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Nutrition Fundamentals.
2: Dietary Guidelines.
3: Understanding Calories.
4: Understanding the Food Label.
5: Grains.
6: Vegetables.
7: Fruits.
8: The Dairy Group.
9: The Protein Group.
10: Oils.
11: Empty Calories.
12: Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs.
13: Vitamins and Minerals.
14: Vitamin A and Carotenoids.
15: B Vitamins.
16: Vitamin C.
17: Vitamin D.
18: Vitamin E.
19: Calcium.
20: Other Important Minerals.
21: What You Should Know about Dietary Supplements.
22: Other Elements Inside Food.
23: Sodium: Salt By Any Name.
24: Carbohydrates.
25: Sugars.
26: Which Fats Are Which?.
27: Food Additives and Colors.
28: Artificial Sweeteners.
29: Smart Eating Plans.
30: MyPlate: A New Food Guidance Icon.
31: Eating Well to Live Well.
32: Begin at the Grocery Store.
33: Eating Well While Eating Out.
34: Ordering Fast Food.
35: Eating in the School Cafeteria.
36: Healthy Snacking.
37: What You Should know about Caffeine and Energy Drinks.
38: Fast Facts about Sports Nutrition.
39: Healthy Eating for Vegetarians and Vegans.
40: Eating and Weight-Related Concerns.
41: What's the Right Weight for My Height?.
42: Body Mass Index for Children and Teens.
43: Body Image and Self-Esteem.
44: Weight-Loss and Nutrition Myths.
45: Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program.
46: Diet Don'ts.
47: Should I Gain Weight?.
48: How to Spot Nutrition-Related Health Fraud.
49: Physical Activity and Health.
50: Screen Time.
51: Eating and Disease.
52: Disease Prevention through Good Eating Habits.
53: Eating and Oral Health.
54: Heart Healthy Eating.
55: The Childhood Obesity Problem.
56: Dealing with Celiac Disease.
57: Dealing with Diabetes.
58: Dealing with Food Allergies.
59: Dealing with Lactose Intolerance.
60: Understanding Foodborne Illness.
61: Understanding Eating Disorders.
62: If You Need More Information.
63: Cooking Tips and Resources.
64: Resources for Dietary Information.
65: Resources for Fitness Information.