Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 0028659902
  • ISBN-13: 9780028659909
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 652 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released August 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Where can students in health class and general readers turn for accurate, dependable, fad-free information? This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history. The work looks at the connections between diet and such diseases as beriberi and scurvy, and the role nutrition plays in conditions such as weight and height increases, diabetes, and obesity. Historical as well as contemporary methods of treatment are presented from an international viewpoint. Dietary trends within various cultures are also covered, ranging from the consumption habits of Asian-Americans to those of Central Europe to those customary of Pacific Islanders.

The set is rich in biographies of influential figures in the fields of nutrition and medicine such as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc; Sylvester Graham, the creator of the now-famous Graham cracker; and William Stark, a pioneer in early research into balanced diets. Profiles of major organizations such as UNICEF, the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization complete this world guide to health and nutrition.

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    ISBN-10: 0028657071 | ISBN-13: 9780028657073


"Prepared for students and the general public, this two-volume reference presents fundamental, starting-point information on various aspects of nutrition -- the type of information covered in general nutrition foundation courses."--SciTech Book News (September 2004)

— SciTech Book News

"A solid accessible resource for upper grades and adults." --Library Media Collection, March 2005

— Library Media Connection

"A no-nonsense, comprehensive encyclopedia that will be of use to students researching health and food-science topics...The food pyramid is clearly explained and food labels are deciphered line by line...A global perspective is maintained throughout the work, with articles provided on the diets of geographic and ethnic groups worldwide..Nutrition´┐Żs straightforward coverage offers more information on disease and government oversight."--School Library Journal (October 2004)

— School Library Journal

"The writing level is suitable for high school readers and up, and the sidebar glossaries of terms highlighted in the essays add to the volumes' usefulness for students. A helpful topical outline organizes the entries by category, and the entries include cross-references where applicable. There are also handy charts, such as the USDA Food Guide Pyramid...This is an excellent choice for smaller public and college collections that can't afford the Human Nutrition set and a good addition for a large library looking to build its consumer health reference collection."--Library Journal (September 2004)

— Library Journal