Author: L. Kathleen Mahan and Sylvia Escott-Stump
Publisher: Saunders; 11 edition (October 28, 2003)
On the shelves for over 50 years, “Krause’s Food Nutrition and Diet Therapy” provides diet and nutritional information and has become the most authoritative text on the subject matter. With a new edition that updates the text with the most comprehensive content available, this book can guide you through the ins and outs of all aspects of food intake and physical activity.
Written by nationally recognized contributors and edited by two of the leading experts in nutrition, this textbook is extremely comprehensive and current. With over 1150 pages of information, it provides information on every aspect of nutrition all clearly laid out with supplemental diagrams and illustrations.
Though parts of the book can be cumbersome and dry, it does provide very serious science coverage of the subject matter. Chapters are laid out cleanly with key terms being defined at the beginning of each chapter and subsequently highlighted through text to help you focus your study. There are “Clinical Insight,” “New Directions” and “Focus On” boxes throughout the text that give the reader more thoughts on further discussion, study and research.
The text also provides many helpful online resources for further information on particular chapter topics. Additionally, there is an Evolve Student Resource that contains WebLinks and over 1,000 self-assessment study questions complete with instant feedback.
If you are looking to get a really comprehensive text on nutrition, this is the one to buy. If you are looking for a simple diet plan or weight loss strategy, you might want to go elsewhere. This is a college-level text with some of the best nutrition information compiled, but may prove a bit dry for someone just looking to improve their diet.