"Foods to Eat for Essential Nutrients" (volume 1)

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Foods to Eat for Essential Nutrients is a picture book for foods. The book has 21 nutrients pages with 10 foods each page. The foods are photographed on a 1 inch background grid. This shows portion sizes. The book uses the National Institutes of Health nutrient recommendations as a basis for nutrients needed. The book has 4 Exchange Diet Meal plans. The menu plans are for 1500, 1800, 2000, 2500 calorie levels. The menu plans have food and portion suggestions with foods in the book. The book has a complete food index, listing the page, nutrient and total amount in the portion and the calorie level. The book has an instruction page explaining how to use the nutrient pages. Many aspects of food safety are discussed in the book. Food storage is discussed for many of the foods and nutrients. The book emphasizes the importance of shopping with insight as to the nutrients needed during each stage of life and growth. Growing children and adolescents are included in the nutrient ranges and needs during the various stages of growth. The nutrients in the book include calcium, cholesterol, fiber, folacin, iodine, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, protein, riboflavin, saturated fat, thiamin, Vit A, Vit B-6, Vit B-12, Vit C, Vit D, Vit E, and zinc. Each nutrient is reviewed in a single text page. The importance of the nutrient in human health is explained in easy to understand, scientific terms. The estimated knowledge level for this book ranges from 6 th grade to college level. This book is not a cookbook. The menu plans can be prepared with anyone's favorite recipes. The value of the menu plans is to give a template for calorie and nutrient intake. The portion sizes are according to the Exchange Diet standards. The foods are catagorized in the Exchange Diet groups. Many people can use this book as the basis for meal planning and shopping. Each member of the family will find this book fun to use. The book is colorful and the big type size is easy to read.

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