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Understanding Obesity

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

For young people, leading a healthy lifestyle requires education and empowerment. In Understanding Obesity, readers will explore the social aspects and health effects of obesity, the fundamentals of weight gain and loss, and ways to make healthy choices. Sidebars challenge and expand readers' thinking while relating topics to 21st Century skills and themes--from creativity and innovation to financial literacy. Book also includes a table of contents, author biography, glossary, index, further reading, and suggested websites.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey
Lexile 830
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534147997), Paperback (9781534150850), PDF (9781534149427), ePub (9781534156364), Hosted ebook (9781534152281), Kindle (9781534154704)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Upfront Health

Gr 4-8–Candidly explains, without preachiness, how these issues harm body and mind, social life, and future prospects. Displaying understanding and respect, titles concede that young people may experiment—but stress caution and moderation, helping readers understand they can choose wisely. Perhaps the series’ biggest plus is its tone, like that of a caring, trusted adviser concerned for a young person’s welfare, offering guidance to seek help when needed; hotline numbers are given. “Making Healthy Choices” ends each
book on a hopeful note, emphasizing positivity. Handsome design elements are in each title: a comprehensible statistical chart or diagram, good photos, and numerous fact-filled sidebars that include critical thinking questions or offer guidance. “Think About It” concludes every title with background facts and then challenges students to do research and answer questions. VERDICT Highly recommended. A well-written, intelligent, empowering series covering timely topics. Unsurprisingly, Suicide is the most sobering.

Author: Matt Chandler

  • The World of Obesity
  • The Effects of Obesity
  • Obesity and Young People
  • Addressing Obesity
  • Making Healthy Choices
  • Think About It
  • Learn More
  • Glossary
  • Index