Food Myths and Facts

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Lucent Books' Nutrition and Health series provides users with accessible information for evaluating the often conflicting and ever-changing issues surrounding nutrition and healthy living. Individual volumes focus on a specific health or nutrition-related topic, such as body image, diets and dieting, junk food, or vegetarianism. Each volume contains a topic overview, information about changing trends, up-to-date scientific analysis, and a look at controversies surrounding the featured subject. The narrative also ...

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Overview

Lucent Books' Nutrition and Health series provides users with accessible information for evaluating the often conflicting and ever-changing issues surrounding nutrition and healthy living. Individual volumes focus on a specific health or nutrition-related topic, such as body image, diets and dieting, junk food, or vegetarianism. Each volume contains a topic overview, information about changing trends, up-to-date scientific analysis, and a look at controversies surrounding the featured subject. The narrative also contains personal anecdotes, informative sidebars, fact boxes, and statistics that help readers understand these topics and how they impact their bodies and their lives.

Full-color photographs and detailed tables, charts, graphs and illustrations complement and enhance the text, while ancillary materials such as a glossary, a bibliography and a subject index provide useful tools for further research and discussion. The Nutrition and Health series is a valuable resource for anyone seeking clear, reliable, and timely information about today's biggest health and nutrition issues.

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Gr 6–10—While the old food pyramid, retired in 2005, might have been a better-looking graphic, using it in current publications is unacceptable; the USDA daily food guide changed to a new graphic titled "My Plate," but these books feature the 1992 graphic. While large, colorful photos of food tend to be enticing, the dated photos of people cause one to question the currency of the information. These are attractive books, but when reading about food groups such as carbohydrates or insoluble fiber, the target audience would benefit from specifics rather than generalities that do not name what foods fall under these categories. Close-ups of obese adults, such as the hairy torso of an adult male, are missing the target audience. Despite the dated food pyramid featured, Kathlyn Gay's The Scoop on What to Eat (Enslow, 2009) is a better option for clear and specific information that relates directly to the lives of young people.—Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420502701
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Series: Lucent Nutrition and Health Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: Sifting Out the Truth 6

Chapter 1 Nutrition 101 9

Chapter 2 Nutrition and Metabolism 24

Chapter 3 Nutrition and Exercise 38

Chapter 4 Maintaining a Healthy Weight 51

Chapter 5 Staying Healthy Through Better Eating 66

Notes 81

Glossary 83

Organizations to Contact 84

For More Information 86

Index 88

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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