Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools: How Media Literacy Can Renew Education in the United States is an ideal text for courses in Public Health, Health Education, Educational Leadership, Health Communication, and Media Literacy. It is published through Rowman & Littlefield Education and is available. You can order a copy here.
Thanks to food politicker extraordinaire, Dr. Marion Nestle, who plugged the book as on her Food Politics blog.
Here’s what others say about it:
“The health of our youth and our country can benefit immensely from placing copies of this groundbreaking book into the hands of parents, educators, health care providers, and policymakers.” —Jeff Share, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
“Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools offers a holistic look at how mass media, popular culture, and digital technologies influence children and teens, and how the practice of media literacy education helps to address important health issues. . . Domine situates media literacy as a practice that contributes to the development of smart, engaged, and responsive young people. She offers a big-picture perspective that enlightens, informs, and inspires readers. This book will enable every teacher to become a health educator by activating those ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions that help us to see the relationship between our highly-mediated cultural environment; our social relationships; and our individual behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes.” —Renee Hobbs, professor and founding director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island.