Teacher Reading List
Our Children’s Toxic Legacy
. How science and law Fail to Protect us from Pesticides. 1996, Yale Press, New Haven, CT. Provides an excellent overview of pesticide use. The book traces the history of pesticide law and science with a focus on the special hazards faced by children.
Wise, Laura J, Kegley, Susan S.
Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables
, 1998. University Science Books, Herndon, VA. This book explains how to extract pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables. It will be very useful for teacher background information. Could be used to assist in setting up the Experiment Station visit.
http://www.fsis.usda.gov. This site provides information on the safe handling of meat and poultry.
http://www.oldwayspt.org/html?p_veg2.htm This site contains the Official Vegetarian Diet Pyramid. It discusses the complications and health benefits of a Vegetarian diet.
http://www.hacres.com This site is a vegetarian site.
http://Google.com This is an excellent site for researching any topic. You can find growth charts, weight charts, food games ethnic food pyramids and so much more. It is a good site to familiarize the students with.
Student Reading List
Orlandi, Mario; Prue. Donald.
Encyclopedia of Good Health, Nutrition
, 1988. Michael Friedman Publishing Group, New York City. This is one in a series of
The Encyclopedia of good Health
. It covers health concerns of teens and young adults using an information/action approach. Lots of pictures and examples make it an interesting read for the young. Other titles in the series include: Exercise Stress and Mental Heath, Substance abuse, Human Sexuality and Maintaining Good Health.
Antonacci, R.J; Barr, J.
Physical Fitness for Young Champions
, 2nd Edition. 1975. McGraw Hill, New York, NY. Easy reading. Challenges students to rate their fitness level using the Kraus -- Weber test and the President’s Youth Physical Fitness Test. Exercises are given to help students raise their score if desired or to maintain good physical fitness.
Your Health, Health and Food
, 1987. Rourke Enterprises, Vero Beach. FL. This is one in a series of books written for youth that discusses the importance of food in keeping the body healthy. Other books include Health and Exercise, Health and Hygiene, Health and feelings and Health and Friends.
http://www.filebox.vtedu/users/ifentres/import/pyramid.htm This site features a very interesting and interactive game that aids students in becoming familiar with the foods included at each level of the pyramid.
http://www.usda.com This home page will lead students to many links relating to eating and good health.
1 Orlandi, M: Prue, D.
Encyclopedia of Good Health
1984, Friedman Publishing, New York City.
3 same as 2
5 same as 4
8 same as 7
9 these are the calorie levels if you choose nonfat, lean foods from the five major food groups and use food
10 teens, young adults and women concerned about osteoporosis prevention need at least 4 servings (or
11 the lower number is 20% of daily calories from fat; the higher number is 30%. If you are really
17 same as 16
18 Orlandi, M., Prue, D.
Encyclopedia of Good Health
Michael Friedman Publishing Group, New York,