Thematic Reading List: Healthy Eating for Teens
Teenagers are becoming ever more capable in the kitchen and ever more independent in their lives. The teen years are the perfect time to cultivate not only an understanding of healthy eating habits but also the skills and knowledge required to accomplish those goals both in their family home and out on their own. This book list includes cookbooks, books about healthy eating, and one about eating disorders.
Contributed by: Mary Lanni
|30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat
By: Rebecca Gilpin
Provides tasty recipes for healthy things to make and eat.
|Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs
By: Rozanne Gold
Step-by-step instructions and cooking tips are compiled in this cookbook for teens that features more than 80 recipes for healthy, tasty meals, treats, and desserts.
|Eating Disorders Information for Teens: health tips about anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other eating disorders including information about risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health consequences, and other related issues
By: Sandra Augustyn Lawton
Provides basic consumer health information for teens about causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders, along with healthy eating tips. Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading.
|Eating Mindfully for Teens: a workbook to help you make healthy choices, end emotional eating, and feel great
By: Susan Albers
Turn mindless eating habits into mindful eating habits! In this breakthrough workbook, Susan Albers–author of Eating Mindfully and the New York Times bestseller, Eat Q–offers powerful mindfulness-based activities and skills to help you stop overeating.
|Eating Out: How to Order in Restaurants
By: Kim Etingoff
Nutrition can be complicated. How do you know what foods are healthy and what aren’t? How much should you eat? How do you pick what to eat when you’re looking at a menu in a restaurant? Learn how to enjoy eating out while eating healthy. Discover which kinds of restaurants are the healthiest, what to order off the menu, and how to figure out which foods will keep you strong and happy.
|Food and You: a Guide to Healthy Habits for Teens
By: Marjolijn Bijlefeld and Sharon K. Zoumbaris
Discusses the fundamentals of good nutrition, explains how to make healthy food choices, and details the role of exercise in achieving optimum health.
By: Dana Meachen Rau
Describes the benefits, challenges, and steps to switching to a vegetarian diet.
|Healthy Weight for Teens
By: Carla Mooney
Each title in this series delves into some of the hottest nutrition and health topics being discussed today. The series also provides readers with tools for evaluating conflicting and ever-changing ideas about nutrition and health.
|Living on Your Own
By: Leanne Currie-McGhee
Moving into one’s own place is a major step to independence. This book covers budgeting, saving, and healthy eating while living independently. Real-world examples, relevant facts, and fully documented quotes from teens and experts bring concepts to life.
|The Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living: how to survive stress, late nights, & the college cafeteria
By: M.J. Smith and Fred Smith
Welcome to college life. It’s full of possibilities — and pitfalls. Cafeteria food is awful, but there sure is a lot of it. And you can eat as much (or more) of anything — and everything — as you want. And in a single year of study, you can grow a gut that will haunt you for the rest of your life. No one in the dorm is going to tell you when to go to bed, and you can wear each all-night cram session like a badge of honor. But on two hours of sleep a night, the circles under your eyes will make you look like a raccoon before midterms — which you’ll then probably fail. And exercise — what’s that? Say hello to thunder thighs and saggy bat-wing arms. Sound awful? Good. It’s supposed to. But take heart: With the simple advice you’ll find in this book, you can eat right and get the sleep and exercise you need to excel academically and creatively. You’ll get the straight story on how to avoid the freshman fifteen and learn how to make good choices in the cafeteria and make smart snacks on those few useless appliances they allow you to keep in your room. You’ll get tips on fitting regular exercise into a busy class schedule and getting enough sleep without being the only one who never makes it to the latest of the late-night parties.
| The Usborne Healthy Cookbook
By: Fiona Patchett
Discusses the importance of healthy eating and presents such simple and nutritious recipes as herby falafels, lamb kebabs, and carrot cupcakes.