Fitness

Fitness

by Joanna Kedge, Clare Constant, Joanna Watson
     
 

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With so many unhealthy food choices today, staying fit can be a difficult challenge. This title focuses on problems young people might encounter in their daily eating habits. Each title acknowledges the pressure young people are under from their peers and the media and gives guidance and support in a lively, sympathetic, and positive way. The approach follows a

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With so many unhealthy food choices today, staying fit can be a difficult challenge. This title focuses on problems young people might encounter in their daily eating habits. Each title acknowledges the pressure young people are under from their peers and the media and gives guidance and support in a lively, sympathetic, and positive way. The approach follows a choice and consequences sequence. Real case studies are presented along with quotes and personal accounts in the sidebars. Advice on how to handle situations is given in e-mails from friends and older siblings as well as from experts on problem pages.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-These overviews will leave readers feeling shortchanged on truly helpful information. Actual text is minimal; color photos of teen faces dominate the pages, augmented by thought and conversation balloons. Additional teen commentary is in e-mail exchanges and diary entries, with sidebars contributing factoids. Specialized terms in bold in the text are defined within the bottom margin, the finishing touch to pages so cluttered that readers will have to search for the basic material being presented. Some of the information is incomplete; in Diet, a nutrition label is reproduced, and readers are urged to check labels carefully but not told how to interpret the data. Other bits of advice are just useless ("Bored? When you are bored or depressed:-Try to resist the cookie jar."). Fitness is slightly more useful, focusing on encouraging readers to find and pursue physical activity for enjoyment as well as for health and suggesting many practical ways to increase activity. Better choices include Elaine Landau's A Healthy Diet (Watts, 2003), with more detailed and specific coverage of nutrition, and Ann and Julie Douglas's Body Talk (Firefly, 2002), aimed more specifically at girls and including much sensible advice related to nutrition, fitness, and self-image.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410908834
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Teen Issues Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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