Mystery Meat: Hot Dogs, Sausages, and Lunch Meats

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By Stephanie Watson
Publisher Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Mystery Meat: Hot Dogs, Sausages, and Lunch Meats
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The hot dog is just one of the mystery meats that despite new nutritional label regulations remains a puzzler. This engaging book provides the disgusting story of the kinds of byproducts and fillers that are often used in mystery meats. Readers learn about harmful ingredients including fat, salt, chemical preservatives, and even bacteria. Readers find out about arteryclogging trans fats and cholesterol, and about the salt overload, preservatives, and food dyes that are common ingredients. While reading the truthful story, students also learn the health effects, including weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and increased risks for certain cancers. Theyll come away with an understanding of why healthier food choices and eating habits are imperative when considering mystery meats.

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5645 words5,645 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile 1220LLexile 1220L
Grade 6 to 9Grade 6 to 9
Age 11-14Age 11-14
Published 2011Published 2011

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