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Diet and nutrition
Westcott, Patsy.
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2000]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Explains the importance of food to maintaining good health and the functions performed by various vitamins and minerals.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 1.0 48885.
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QP141 .W47 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Four inviting titles explain the consequences of healthy and unhealthy lifestyles in a meaningful way. Health & Fitness features intriguing text, colorful photographs, and informative charts and diagrams that make facts easy to understand. Each book includes a list of print resources and organizations that can lead researchers to additional information.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-A highly visual format dominated by big, splashy, full-color photos masks the relative lack of detailed information in these slim volumes. More than half of the page space is devoted to illustration. Some of the pictures work well, such as a cross-section of an artery clogged with cholesterol and an excellent diagram of the heart. However, the majority of them merely lend color and a sense of excitement to these glossed-over treatments of broad subjects. Sadgrove looks at the need for exercise and what constitutes fitness, and then continues with the benefits of working out and guidelines on choosing an activity and avoiding injuries. Westcott addresses why humans need food and describes a balanced diet, energy, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, and how to maintain a healthy dietary lifestyle. Subjects like vegetarianism and eating disorders get only a few paragraphs each. For comprehensive coverage of these subjects, try Don Nardo's Exercise (1992; o.p.) and Anne Galperin's Nutrition (1991, both Chelsea).-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Why We Need Foodp. 4
A Balanced Dietp. 6
Energyp. 12
Proteinp. 16
Fatp. 20
Vitamins and Mineralsp. 22
Healthy Eating for Lifep. 32
Glossaryp. 46
Further Informationp. 47
Indexp. 48