THE classic book on nutrition has been out a long time -- Jane Brody's Nutrition Book
. While it won't be up-to-date on some issues and buzzwords that have emerged recently, it is still good, solid, easy-to-read information. For example, she was warning about partially hydrogenated oils (what we now call trans fats) 30 years ago.
You can also get a lot of information from the web site for The American Dietetic Association (www.eatright.org
), and www.nutrition.org