Nutrition and Eating Disorders

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Media images of ?ideal? bodies add to many people's worries about their own body weight and shape. In reality, the body types considered ideal by many people are often dangerously thin. For some people, concern with their body size and shape becomes an obsession and they can develop on eating disorder, Sufferers may starve themselves, exercise too much, or deliberately vomit to purge their body of calories. Nutrition and Eating Disorders, Second Edition examines some of the most...

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Overview

Media images of ?ideal? bodies add to many people's worries about their own body weight and shape. In reality, the body types considered ideal by many people are often dangerously thin. For some people, concern with their body size and shape becomes an obsession and they can develop on eating disorder, Sufferers may starve themselves, exercise too much, or deliberately vomit to purge their body of calories. Nutrition and Eating Disorders, Second Edition examines some of the most common eating disorders, from anorexia nervosa to binge eating.

Good nutrition is important for a healthy, long, and productive life. To function properly, the body must take in a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, triglyceride lipids (fats and oils), and proteins. Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition provides people of all ages with guidance for choosing and maintaining a healthy diet, and explores how nutrition plays a role in areas such as sports, weight loss, disease prevention, and human development.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Solid resources for reports or for reading up on the subjects. However, the titles are slightly misleading. Both have the word "nutrition" in them, but the books are really concerned with food safety and eating disorders. Smith describes different types of contaminants, illnesses, etc., as well as how food is kept safe. The chapters about genetically modified food are interesting and the coverage is balanced, sharing not only why food is genetically altered, but also the concerns that many people have over the practice. There is a nod to bioterrorism as well, which could help inform students about how important it is to keep the food and water supply safe from an intentional attack. Smolin and Grosvenor discuss the different types of eating disorders, going into more detail about the differences than most similar books do. The book also contains a fairly detailed description of the treatments that can be successful for various types of disorders. For the most part, the photos in both books are decorative and the charts and graphs are helpful. Although there are plenty of books available on these topics, these easy-to-read selections offer well-balanced overviews with a good amount of detail.—Robin Henry, Wakeland High School, Frisco, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604138023
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Series: Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 514,302
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Lori A. Smolin Mary B. Grosvenor 7

1 The Meaning of Food 9

2 How Food Nourishes You 20

3 Normal and Abnormal Eating 41

4 Eating Disorders: Who Is Affected and Why? 54

5 Body Image 67

6 A Healthy Body Weight 82

7 Anorexia Nervosa 103

8 Bulimia Nervosa 123

9 Binge Eating and Other Eating Disorders 137

Appendix

Dietary Reference Intakes 155

Healthy Body Weights 162

BMI-for-Age Growth Charts 164

Blood Values of Nutritional Relevance 166

USD A's MyPyramid 167

Glossary 168

Bibliography 175

Further Resources 180

Picture Credits 182

Index 183

About the Authors 190

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