At Home in Your Body: Care for the Shape You're in

At Home in Your Body: Care for the Shape You're in

by Rae Simons

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Children's Literature - Deanna D'Antonio
This book is one in a fairly comprehensive series dealing with the sensitive issue of childhood obesity. Unlike other books or magazine articles focusing on the topic, At Home in Your Body doesn't preach a regimented, one-size-fits-all exercise or dietary regimen but, instead, allows for differentiation in lifestyle, inherited physical characteristics and body type, age, gender, etc.. It also examines and validates the emotional component of overeating—a facet often overlooked in the discussion. The book succeeds in establishing the difference between meeting media-hyped, often impossible physical ideals created by profit-oriented advertising campaigns and simply maintaining a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, through a variety of means. Terminology (such as body mass index (BMI), stereotype, nutrition, the food pyramid, depression, blood pressure) are highlighted and clearly defined in aside boxes accompanying the text, although the formulas for daily in-take may be a bit too complicated for some readers. The inclusion of a section dealing specifically with "soul maintenance" makes the book particularly interesting and appealing. Though many sections within any given book can be found repeated verbatim in others of the series, the repetition makes for reinforcement—it is also unlikely many kids would be inclined to read the entire series. All in all, the book (and the "Kids & Obesity" series) would make an excellent resource within the elementary and middle school general or health classroom. Reviewer: Deanna D'Antonio

Product Details

Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
Kids and Obesity Series
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 6.94(h) x 0.12(d)
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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