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Fueling the Teen Machine

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ISBN-10: 1933503378

ISBN-13: 9781933503370

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Ellen Shanley, Colleen Thompson

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Addressing the growing trend of teenagers whose eating habits keep fast-food restaurants flourishing but do little to keep the kids themselves in shape, this guide presents parents with the tools to ensure the daily health of their children. Providing the latest information on a wide range of food topics, this handbook covers everything from carbohydrates to eating disorders and vitamins, discussing each aspect sensitively and suggesting the ultimate new frontier for busy teens--cooking their meals themselves. This updated edition contains an expanded section on portion distortion, fitness for health, and how to read food labels, while outlining the latest studies, statistics, nutrition…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Ellen Shanley RD CD-N MBA, is a registered dietician and a faculty member in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in food system management and directs a program in dietetics. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and is the author of numerous articles and a cookbook for kids.

The Basics
Adequate Nutrients within Calorie Needs
Weight Management
Physical Activity
Food Groups to Encourage
Sodium and Potassium
Food Safety
Find Your Fuel
Fat: Light, Low-Fat, Nonfat
Less Is Not Always Best
Key Terms and Definitions
Vitamins and Minerals
The Facts
Vitamins for Special Consideration
Vitamin D
The Bottom Line
Key Terms and Definitions
Let's Move
Why Don't Teens Get Enough Physical Activity?
So How Much Activity Do You Need?
Ten Tips for Staying Motivated
Weight Management
What Is a Healthy Weight?
Overweight, or Overfat?
Weight Loss
The Caloric Balance Equation
But How Many Calories Do I Need?
The Scoop on Fad Diets
Meal Skipping and Starving
Need to Put On a Few Pounds?
Special Considerations in Weight Maintenance
Eating Disorders
Causes of Eating Disorders
Who's at Risk?
Common Characteristics of People Who Have Anorexia or Bulimia
Behaviors of People with Eating Disorders
Compulsive Eating
Medical Problems and Treatment
Accepting Your Body
Where to Get Help for an Eating Disorder
Websites and Organizations
Key Terms and Definitions
What Is a Vegetarian?
Why Be a Vegetarian?
The Vegetarian Food Pyramid
Nutrients of Special Concern to Vegetarians
Vegetarian Recipe Substitutions
Being a Vegetarian and Eating Out
Being a Vegetarian When Your Family Is Not
Summing Up Vegetarianism
Key Terms and Definitions
Sports Nutrition
Eating Enough Calories
How Many Calories Do I Need?
What Should You Eat before You Exercise?
What Can You Eat during Exercise?
What Should You Eat after Exercise?
Ergogenic Aids
Too Good to Be True
Don't Use These Products
Summing Up Sports Nutrition
Key Terms and Definitions
Funky Foods
Herbal Remedies
Functional Foods
Conventional or Natural Foods
Fortified Foods
Manufactured Foods
The Bottom Line
Key Terms and Definitions
Fast Facts on Fast Food
Why Is Fast Food Considered Unhealthy?
What to Watch Out for When Eating Out
How to Make Better Fast-Food Choices
Key Terms and Definitions
Meal Planning
How Does This Stack Up?
Quick Meals to Make at Home
Quick Meals to Pick Up and Eat at Home
Eating Out
Balancing Your Choices
Key Terms and Definitions
Cook It
Food Labels
Health Claims
Is Organic Worth It?
Safe Food Handling
Our Recipes and Understanding Nutrient Analysis
Recommended Dietary Intakes
Approximate Caloric Expenditure per Minute for Various Physical Activities
References and Resources