Gr 7-10-These good overviews of aspects of nutrition are attractively presented with lots of color photos and varied page layouts. Both authors approach their subjects in a clear, informative manner and encourage teens to think for themselves about caring for their bodies through good nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. Duden looks at different types of vegetarianism and the reasons behind them. She offers useful information on planning a healthy diet and handling dining situations away from home. Food covers a broad spectrum of topics from the effect of food on brain chemistry to blood sugar, cravings, and eating disorders. The importance of a balanced diet, sufficient water, and plenty of sleep is stressed. Healthy Eating examines diet as only one aspect of a lifestyle that will naturally yield effective weight control and encourages readers to exercise and avoid fad diets. Overall nutritional needs are spelled out, and dietary myths are dispelled. Unfortunately, all three books are peppered with fictionalized dialogues that are so wooden as to be indigestible. Other titles that enlarge on the topics at hand include Jan Parr's The Young Vegetarian's Companion (Watts, 1996), which is chock-full of resources, information, and an overt agenda; Michele Ingber Drohan's Weight-Loss Programs; Elizabeth Frankenberger's Food and Love; and Laura Weeldreyer's Body Blues (all Rosen, 1998).-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.