Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide
  • Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide
  • Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Robin F. Brancato
     
 

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This book discusses numerous topics related to food and eating, including the biological and chemical reasons we prefer certain foods and the eating habits that are unique to teens today. Throughout, teens are presented with the best tips on how to develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime of enjoying food.See more details below

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This book discusses numerous topics related to food and eating, including the biological and chemical reasons we prefer certain foods and the eating habits that are unique to teens today. Throughout, teens are presented with the best tips on how to develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime of enjoying food.

Editorial Reviews

Inc. Book News
This handbook, written for teenagers, presents information on healthy eating and making good food choices. Brancato, a young adult author, covers numerous food related topics such as cultural food preferences, food safety, weight loss, nutrition, shopping, cooking, and eating out. Organized into thirteen chapters, the information is often arranged in boxes with quotes from teenagers along the sidebar. Black and white photographs appear throughout the work.
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—In a conversational tone, Brancato talks about what, how, why, where, and when teens eat. Chapter headings include: "What Kind of Eater Are You?," "What Does Your Body Need?," "The Great Weight Debate," "How Safe Is the Food You Eat?," "School Food," "Eating Out," "Eating around the World," and "The Future of Food." Although the breadth of the topics is wide, the information is superficial, and sometimes opinion is stated as fact. Throughout the text, vignettes and photos give young people's views on food-related issues. These sidebars and pictures break up the text and add immediacy to the presentation but offer little in the way of solid information. Topics that might constitute a volume of their own, such as genetically modified food, are discussed in a paragraph and conclude with sentences like, "Because the idea of fooling around with genes makes a lot of people nervous, developments in this area will probably be gradual." Copious bibliographic notes accompany each chapter.—Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810869783
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/19/2010
Series:
It Happened to Me Series , #28
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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