There are more than 3 million cases of childhood obesity reported every year in the United States. That is 3,000,000 children and teens, just within America. This crucial volume investigates the global issue of childhood obesity. Causes of and proposed solutions to this public health issue are explored, and the findings of current studies are detailed. The text features comments from scientists and researchers, but also includes first-hand accounts from children and teens who have struggled with obesity.
Grades 7-12. Combining detailed up-to-date science from authoritative sources with personal profiles of kids today and what they eat, these titles in the Nutrition and Health series offer up serious, hot-button issues for teens to talk about in the classroom and at home. With current stats about the alarming rise in overweight teens, Childhood Obesity illustrates today’s focus on changing lifestyle—less bad food, less TV, more exercise—and includes the new role of fast-food chains in healthier diets. The series’ inviting design, with quality color photos of modern teens, as well as graphs and diagrams, will draw YAs both for personal interest and for curriculum research, while the spacious back matter includes detailed chapter notes and current accessible websites, such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest.