Be Healthy! It's a Girl Thing

Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great

By Lilian Wai-Yin Cheung; Mavis Jukes; Debra Ziss (Illustrator)
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679890294, 128pp.)

Publication Date: December 23, 2003

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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.




About the Author
Dr. Lilian Cheung is a lecturer and Director of Health Promotion and Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition. She has been a co-investigator at Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, which collaborates with community partners to design, implement and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity among children and youth. She is also the creator and editorial director of The Nutrition Source, the Harvard School of Public Health's nutrition website for journalists, health professionals and consumers.

MAVIS JUKES is a mom, stepmom, teacher, and lawyer and the author of numerous books for children and teens, including the bestselling "It’ s A Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge "and "Growing Up: It’ s A Girl Thing, "as well as "I’ ll See You in My Dreams, Blackberries in the Dark, "and the Newbery Honor Book "Like Jake and Me." She lives and works with her husband, artist Robert Hudson, on a ranch in northern California.

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