VOYAWho knows any teen or adult females today who have a totally positive body image? Moe's informative book in the Teen Eating Disorder Prevention series expands to consider male negative selfimage as well. In Understanding Food and Your Family, the reader is jolted into taking a real look at attitudes about food and dietingis food a reward, punishment, or love? How do our parents and siblings approach how and what we choose to eat? We are forced to think not only about what attitudes were passed on to us and why but also what we will pass on to our children. Other books in this wonderful series are Understanding Anorexia Nervosa, Understanding Bulimia Nervosa, Understanding Weight Loss Programs, Understanding the Causes of a Negative Body Image, and Understanding Recovery from Eating Disorders. Titles overlap in content, but it is appropriate that they do so. Librarians might consider ways to keep all six series books together on the shelf. The "Where to Go for Help" section of each book offers tollfree numbers and Web sites that are sure to get more serious use, offering privacy to the teen in need of help. Glossary. Index. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Rosen, Ages 12 to 18, 127p, $17.95. Reviewer: Julie Hudson
Library Journal - Library JournalGr 7-10-In a market glutted with books on teen eating disorders, each newcomer must present some hook to justify its purchase. This volume emphasizes the role of family influence and eating patterns in the development and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive eating, and compulsive exercising. The basic information about these disorders is covered as well, and Tattersall goes on to suggest strategies for weight control and healthy eating. The writing is interesting and has many scenarios of teens in various home/eating situations. Each chapter ends with a list of self-application questions. This is a good choice for libraries needing either more on the basics of eating disorders or looking to supplement with a particular slant on the subject. Other recommended titles include Michael Maloney and Rachel Kranz's Straight Talk about Eating Disorders (Facts On File, 1991) and Marc Zimmer and Ira M. Sacker's Dying to Be Thin (Warner, 1987).-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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