Diet and disease (Nutrition & Health) (#08900X6)

by Juettner, Bonnie

2 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) Lucent Books, 2011
Price: USD 29.41
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 613.2; Audience: Middle School; Reading Level: 7.2
From the publisher: Grades 7-10; Ages 12-16
From Booklist: Grades 6-9; SLJ: Gr 6-10; read the full-text reviews


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Learning Focus

Fitness & Nutrition

Library Classifications

Nutrition disorders. Nutritionally induced diseases.

Common Genres & Topics

Nutrition (Medical)

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About This Set

Provides users with accessible information for evaluating the often conflicting and ever-changing issues surrounding nutrition and healthy living. Each volume contains a topic overview, information about changing trends, up-to-date scientific analysis, and a look at controversies surrounding the featured subject.

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From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 85-95) and index.;Diet's impact on disease -- Four diseases diet could prevent -- Diet and deficiencies -- How diet can prevent disease -- What governments and organizations are doing -- Teens making a difference through diet. Provides an overview of diet and disease, describing related trends and controversies, explaining the link between diet and disease, and discussing four diseases that can be prevented by dietary choices, how government organizations are working to encourage healthy choices, and other related topics.

From the Publisher
The old adage of you are what you eat is a valuable reminder when choosing what to eat against goals for disease prevention. Author Bonnie Juettner examines how a person's diet impacts disease. Readers will learn about four diseases that a good diet can prevent. Teens who are making a difference through diet are presented, as well as what the government is doing in efforts to help us understand the importance of dieting.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Lucent Books
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2011
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Nutrition & health
  • Dewey: 613.2
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-42050-269-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-42050-269-5
  • LCCN: 2010-035236
  • Follett Number: 08900X6
  • Reading Level: 7.2
  • Audience: Middle School
  • Grades: 7-10
  • Ages: 12-16
  • Booklist: Grades 6-9
  • School Library Journal: Gr 6-10

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 09/01/11
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 10/01/12

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (September 1, 2011 (Vol. 108, No. 1))
Grades 6-9. The attractively designed title in the Nutrition & Health series will help middle-grade and high-school students make good decisions about the food they eat. Unlike some nutrition books, the tone remains mostly positive, informing readers about the negative effects of poor choices such as obesity and disease while also encouraging them to take control of their own decisions by reading nutrition labels. Although it uses the nutrition pyramid, recently put aside for the newer “plate” model, the information remains very current, and each book highlights recent scientific studies. Diet and Disease discusses the food choices that lead to the “big four” diseases of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes and shows how good nutrition can help prevent deadly disease. Each volume is clearly written, addressing real-life concerns with solid information and perspective, and includes color photographs, notes, and lists of further resources.

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