There are a host of books on dieting, nutrition, cooking, and all other areas related to food, yet books targeted to teens tend to emphasize weight and the dangers of unhealthy eating. Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides teens with a new look at food and eating. In this book, author Robin Brancato chooses not to dwell on food-related pathologies like anorexia, bulimia, or obesity. Instead, she guides teens into a greater knowledge and enjoyment of food and healthy eating.
This book discusses numerous topics related to food and eating, including the biological and chemical reasons we prefer certain foods and the eating habits that are unique to teens today. This book also covers the latest medical research, the vast amount of literature on weight loss and dieting, and the cultural influences that affect what food we eat. Throughout, teens are presented with the best tips on how to develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime of enjoying food.
About the Author
Robin F. Brancato is the author of Money: Getting It, Using It, and Avoiding the Traps: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2007).
Table of Contents
1 So Nice Here at the Top of the Food Chain 1
2 What Kind of Eater Are You? 17
3 What Does Your Body Need? 37
4 The Great Weight Debate 61
5 Family Eating 85
6 Bringing Food Home 99
7 How Safe Is the Food You Eat? 113
8 Want to Cook? 129
9 What Did You Eat in School Today? 149
10 Eating Out 167
11 Going to Extremes 183
12 Eating around the World 195
13 The Future of Food 207
About the Author 227