Making Food Choices

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This title discusses how the models can change and how we can make a difference every time we shop for food. Explains what the labels mean. Discusses how to get involved and what it means to "eat locally."

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Overview

This title discusses how the models can change and how we can make a difference every time we shop for food. Explains what the labels mean. Discusses how to get involved and what it means to "eat locally."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of the "Ethics of Food" series designed for middle school students, this title explores the many issues every person faces in making choices about the foods they eat. The old adage "you are what you eat" has never been more important as we learn more and more about the health concerns such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease and their relationship to the foods we consume. The six chapters include discussions about food choices that take into consideration ethical issues of pollution, costs of production to the planet, nutrients and their absence, choices of diets and their benefits, dangers surrounding food production, the effects of large scale food production on the planet, finding a balance in what we consume and the future of food production in a changing climate and exploding population. The fifty-six pages include color photos, graphics, boxed information, case studies, questions for discussion and highlighted new vocabulary. Students (and some adults) with little knowledge of food production will be surprised by some of the information sparking lively discussion. Young people give little thought to the food they consume and the outcome to their wellbeing. It is imperative they become informed about the foods they consume and how they are produced. The balanced text includes a glossary, sources for further study and an index. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432951047
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Ethics of Food Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States.
Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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