Diet Information For Teens, Second Edition includes updated information about making good food choices. It describes the components of a healthy diet and offers suggestions based on the dietary guidelines released in the spring of 2005. Tips for food shopping and eating out in restaurants, fast food establishments, and school cafeterias are included. The book discusses vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, grains, vegetables, fruits, and protein sources, and it explains why the consumption of some food items, such as caffeine, sugar, fat, and salt, may need to be limited. A special section on weight control provides information to teens who wish to lose (or gain) weight. Another section on medical concerns and special circumstances related to diet discusses overweight and obesity, eating disorders, heart health, diabetes, allergies and intolerances, sports nutrition, and foodborne illnesses. The book concludes with cooking tips and directories of resources for dietary and fitness information.
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