Fueling the Teen Machine

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Bull Publishing Company, 2001 M01 1 - 288 pages
Here's a guide for teens and adults that takes a different approach to the strange and wonderful eating practices of teenagers. It looks at what to accept, what to modify slightly, and what may cause emotional distress in either teen or adult. "Fueling the Teen Machine" is written for teens with a minimum of fuss and cajoling. It was created by two registered dieticians who felt teenagers were often lectured about eating, but were seldom given useful facts about food and nutrition. Ellen Shanley and Colleen Thompson gathered sound information on everything from eating disorders and evaluating diets to vegetarianism and fast food. The authors felt that teens needed a book just for them. Their work in child nutrition ultimately led to a statewide contest that produced the recipes, created by real teens, that appear in this book. Once and for all "Fueling the Teen Machine" establishes that there is life after junk food and french fries.

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User Review  - pawood17 - LibraryThing

Great ideas on getting healthy food into my growing boys without the constant struggle. Although I still cannot get them to enjoy vegetables, at least they are starting to understand the necessity of a balanced diet. Read full review

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User Review  - AmyLynn - LibraryThing

Definitely not a book to read straight through, but a great reference guide for teens and parents to think about healthy eating habits. Not as controversial or thought provoking as Michael Pollan's ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Ellen Shanley, RD, CD-N, MBA, is a registered dietician and a faculty member in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in food system management and directs a program in dietetics. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Colleen Thompson, MS, RD, is also a registered dietician and manages the Team Nutrition Training Grant in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, and teaches courses in nutrition. She coauthored the Kids Cookbook with Ellen Shanley.

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