This book gives all the basics about good nutrition, but where it really excels is when it focuses on topics of especial concern to teens, such as eating disorders, vegetarianism, sports nutrition, and fast food. For instance, did you know:
- A lot of us think that if something is natural, it must be healthier. This is not necessarily true.
- You can download apps that tell you the nutrition information on all of your favorite fast-food menu items.
- Statistics show that 15-60 percent of athletes have episodes of eating disorders.
- Being a vegetarian isn’t just about avoiding meat. You can end up a “Twinkie vegetarian,” that is, someone who doesn’t eat meat but fills her or his diet with foods of little nutritional value.
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