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Fueling the Teen Machine - Ellen Shanley

Fueling the Teen Machine

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781933503370
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 10+ years old

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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 guidelines, and health information. New recipes, tips on creating shopping lists, and meal-planning ideas are included and vegetarian and vegan issues for teens are addressed. With sections on weight management, sports nutrition, and vital facts on fast food, this is the ideal companion for parents watching out for their kids’ diets.

Prefacep. viii
The Basicsp. 1
Adequate Nutrients within Calorie Needsp. 2
Weight Managementp. 3
Physical Activityp. 3
Food Groups to Encouragep. 3
Fatsp. 4
Carbohydratesp. 4
Sodium and Potassiump. 5
Food Safetyp. 5
MyPyramidp. 5
Find Your Fuelp. 13
Carbohydratesp. 13
Proteinp. 17
Fat: Light, Low-Fat, Nonfatp. 19
Less Is Not Always Bestp. 24
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 28
Vitamins and Minerals
The Factsp. 29
Supplementsp. 31
Vitamins for Special Considerationp. 38
Vitamin Dp. 40
Vegetariansp. 41
The Bottom Linep. 44
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 45
Let's Movep. 47
Why Don't Teens Get Enough Physical Activity?p. 47
So How Much Activity Do You Need?p. 48
Ten Tips for Staying Motivatedp. 50
Weight Managementp. 53
What Is a Healthy Weight?p. 54
Overweight, or Overfat?p. 54
Weight Lossp. 56
The Caloric Balance Equationp. 60
But How Many Calories Do I Need?p. 62
The Scoop on Fad Dietsp. 63
Meal Skipping and Starvingp. 64
Need to Put On a Few Pounds?p. 65
Special Considerations in Weight Maintenancep. 67
Eating Disordersp. 71
Causes of Eating Disordersp. 73
Who's at Risk?p. 74
Common Characteristics of People Who Have Anorexia or Bulimiap. 76
Behaviors of People with Eating Disordersp. 76
Compulsive Eatingp. 77
Medical Problems and Treatmentp. 77
Accepting Your Bodyp. 79
Where to Get Help for an Eating Disorderp. 80
Websites and Organizationsp. 80
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 81
Vegetarianismp. 83
What Is a Vegetarian?p. 83
Why Be a Vegetarian?p. 83
The Vegetarian Food Pyramidp. 85
Nutrients of Special Concern to Vegetariansp. 86
Vegetarian Recipe Substitutionsp. 90
Being a Vegetarian and Eating Outp. 91
Being a Vegetarian When Your Family Is Notp. 92
Summing Up Vegetarianismp. 92
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 93
Sports Nutritionp. 95
Eating Enough Caloriesp. 96
How Many Calories Do I Need?p. 96
Carbohydratesp. 98
Proteinp. 99
Fatp. 100
Waterp. 101
What Should You Eat before You Exercise?p. 104
What Can You Eat during Exercise?p. 104
What Should You Eat after Exercise?p. 105
Ergogenic Aidsp. 106
Too Good to Be Truep. 109
Don't Use These Productsp. 110
Summing Up Sports Nutritionp. 110
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 111
Funky Foodsp. 113
Herbal Remediesp. 113
Functional Foodsp. 119
Conventional or Natural Foodsp. 123
Fortified Foodsp. 123
Manufactured Foodsp. 127
The Bottom Linep. 128
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 130
Fast Facts on Fast Foodp. 131
Why Is Fast Food Considered Unhealthy?p. 131
What to Watch Out for When Eating Outp. 132
How to Make Better Fast-Food Choicesp. 136
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 140
Meal Planningp. 141
Breakfastp. 141
How Does This Stack Up?p. 142
Lunchp. 143
Snackingp. 149
Dinnerp. 150
Quick Meals to Make at Homep. 152
Quick Meals to Pick Up and Eat at Homep. 153
Eating Outp. 155
Balancing Your Choicesp. 155
Key Terms and Definitionsp. 156
Cook Itp. 157
Food Labelsp. 157
Health Claimsp. 160
Is Organic Worth It?p. 169
Safe Food Handlingp. 171
Our Recipes and Understanding Nutrient Analysisp. 174
Recipesp. 177
Recommended Dietary Intakesp. 249
Approximate Caloric Expenditure per Minute for Various Physical Activitiesp. 252
References and Resourcesp. 265
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9781933503370
ISBN-10: 1933503378
Audience: General
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 5+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised