The Essential Guide to Nutrition and the Foods We Eat (Harper Resource Book)

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9780062715951: The Essential Guide to Nutrition and the Foods We Eat (Harper Resource Book)

A resource of useful information, The Essential Guide to Nutrition & the Foods We Eat presents the amounts of nutrients in many commonly consumed foods along with essential nutrition know-how. Presented in an easy-to-read format, the nutrient tables contain actual values found on the Nutrition Facts panel of many of the foods you'll find in your grocery store, if you're like many shoppers who rush through grocery stores without taking time to examine food labels, this indispensable guide gathers the information in one place. Now you can compare foods and brand names at your leisure for important nutrients like calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. The book is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use Nutrition Facts information to make smart food choices. Foods listed in the book are grouped according to the Food Guide Pyramid to help you learn how to put the Pyramid's recommendations into practice. You'll also find answers to common questions about nutrition, such as "Can I eat any food I want?" "How many servings from each food group are right for me and my family?" and "Do I need to follow the Pyramid every day?"

With nearly 70,000 members, The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. ADA members serve society through the promotion of optimal nutritional health. Registered dietitians (RD) offer preventative and therapeutic nutrition services in a variety of settings, including health care, business, research, and educational organizations, as well as private practice. To find a registered dietitian, the expert in diet, health, and nutrition, ask your physician or call your local hospital. You can also access the ADA's toll-free dietitian referral service by calling 800

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Jean Pennington, PH.D., R.D., is an author in the area of food and nutrient databases. She received her degrees in physiology and nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. Early in her career, Dr. Pennington taught nutrition and physiology courses in the San Francisco Bay area for eight years. For the past 20 years, she has served as a public health nutritionist with the U.S. government. She resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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