Celebrate National Nutrition Month with free reading on top nutrition books on Questia

National Nutrition MonthWelcome to National Nutrition Month 2013! Never celebrated before? This year is the perfect time to begin, being the 40th anniversary celebration of National Nutrition Month. According to EatRight.org, “The National Nutrition Month 2013 theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles* and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. Registered dietitians play a critical role in helping people eat right, their way, every day.”

As we all know, nutrition is a hot topic in the United States all year round and makes for fascinating research as more and more information is discovered on subjects from health and fitness to nutrition and dieting. To celebrate National Nutrition Month here at Questia, we’re sharing some of our best content on nutrition for free for a whole month! These books are all librarian-selected and approved for use in high-quality research papers. Check out the five below books to get your research started, and you’ll be ready to write and research like a pro.

The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Authors: Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

Nutrition has long been considered more the domain of medicine and agriculture than of the biological sciences, yet it touches and shapes all aspects of the natural world. The need for nutrients determines whether wild animals thrive, how populations evolve and decline, and how ecological communities are structured. The Nature of Nutrition is the first book to address nutrition’s enormously complex role in biology, both at the level of individual organisms and in their broader ecological interactions.

Public Health Nutrition: From Principles to Practice

Editors: Mark Lawrence and Tony Worsley

A systematic, research-based overview of the central principles and practice issues in the growing field of public health nutrition. With chapters by leading international experts, this is essential reading for practitioners and students in public health, nutrition, health policy and related fields.

Controversies in Food and Nutrition

Authors: Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein

You can never have too many vitamins, until they kill you. Eat meat, but avoid beef, chicken, turkey, and pork. Packaged foods are more efficiently preserved than they were 100 years ago — but should we actually eat the stuff? Consumers are besieged with conflicting messages about food and nutrition, making it difficult for the average customer to know what to believe. Is anything safe at McDonald’s? Do carbohydrates cause obesity? This provocative new resource explores 15 common controversies in the field of food and nutrition.

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

Authors: Arnold E. Bender and David A. Bender

This leading dictionary contains over 6,150 entries covering all aspects of food and nutrition, diet and health, including 150 entries new to this edition. From absinthe to zymogens, the volume offers jargon-free definitions that clearly explain even the most technical of nutritional terms, covering types of food (including everyday foods, little-known foods such as payusnaya, and dishes from around the world, from accoub and fair maids tomushy peas and zakuska), nutritional information, vitamins, minerals, and much more.

The Psychology of Eating and Drinking. Edition: 3rd

Author: A. W. Logue

Our fascination with eating and drinking behaviours and their causes has resulted in a huge industry of food-related pop science. Every bookstore and magazine stand is filled with publications promising to get your child to eat his vegetables, to tell you if someone you know has an eating disorder, or to show you how to lose weight. But the degree to which any of these works is based on scientific research is very limited: the information offered is at best incomplete and often simply incorrect. However, in contrast to this popular literature, the scientific research on eating and drinking behaviours is usually too technical for the general reader. Alexandra Logue’s The Psychology of Eating and Drinking, Third Edition, is unique in being a textbook that can also be comprehended by the educated general reader.

Visit Questia for even more research on Nutrition and the Psychology of Eating. Check out the National Nutrition Month page on Facebook for tips and info on nutrition.

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