Be Healthy! It's a Girl Thing by Mavis Jukes
Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great

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Mavis Jukes is here to help girls learn how to be healthy so they can stay healthy. In this newly updated edition, Jukes and co-author Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. target what girls need to know in order to achieve an active lifestyle and how to avoid the pitfalls of body image issues. Readers will find basic nutritional information; ideas for safe exercising; tips on how to eat right no matter where they are; and lots of other kid-specific information on food, fitness and feeling great.

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Mavis Jukes has twenty years of writing experience and twenty years of teaching experience and is a member of the California bar. She has written many books for kids and teens, including three other health-related titles: It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge (for girls 12 and up): Growing Up: It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk About First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body (for girls 8 and up); and The Guy Book: An Owner's Manual: Maintenance, Safety, and Operating Instructions for Teens (for boys 13 and up).Lilian Cheung is a lecturer, the director of Health Promotion & Communication, and editorial director of The Nutrition Source website ( at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition. She co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and also co-authored Mindful Eating, Mindful Life with Zen Bugghist master Thich Nhat Hanh, released by HarperCollins in March 2010 (
Published December 23, 2003 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author fills her text with sage advice adolescents can't hear often enough, stressing the importance of resisting peer pressure, respecting and taking good care of one's body, and communicating with and seeking help from parents and other responsible adults (""Looking like an adult doesn't me...

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This guide to a healthy lifestyle includes nutritional information, the ""Cactus Plan"" of food and physical activity guidelines (a diagram in the shape of a cactus), tips for vegetarians, a guide to reading food labels, exercise ideas and more.

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