Food Myths and Facts

Food Myths and Facts

by Adam Woog
     
 

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

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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 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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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420502701
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Series:
Lucent Nutrition and Health Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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