Let's Find Out! Good Health: What Are Calories?, 1st Edition

  • Daniel E. Harmon
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  • ISBN-10: 1538303132
  • ISBN-13: 9781538303139
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Millions of people are calorie-conscious. They measure the number of estimated calories contained in their meals primarily because they wish to lose weight or avoid gaining it. But many of these people miss the big picture, the fact that regular exercise is as important as caloric discipline. This book explains the ins and outs of calories for young children. It describes the sources of calories, daily calorie needs, the meaning of "empty" calories, and the problems that can result if someone eats too many of them. Your readers will understand the need to balance caloric intake with exercise.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Are Calories?.
2: Calories in Human Diets.
3: How Many Calories Do People Need?.
4: Calorie Estimates for Children and Adults.
5: Calories Come With Carbohydrates.
6: Calories in Sugar.
7: Calories in Fats.
8: Calories in Proteins.
9: Understanding Food Labels.
10: “Empty” Calories.
11: Problems Caused by Too Many Calories.
12: Balancing Calories and Activities.
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