A Comprehensive Textbook of Nutrition and Therapeutic Diets for BSc Nursing Students

by Darshan Sohi

This comprehensive textbook focuses on nutrition and therapeutic diets for BSc nursing students. This book has flavor of its own, both in scope and content distinctly different from the existing textbooks. This book consists of 25 chapters, which include food, nutrition, health and nursing, national nutritional policy (NNP), food as medicine, elements of nutrition, food standards and food laws, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, water, energy and energy requirements, cookery rules and preservation of food, balanced diet, nutritive values of foods, meal planning for different categories, nutrition for infants, nutrition for preschool and school going children, nutrition for adults and aged people, modifications of diet, therapeutic nutrition, national nutritional programs, food and nutritional agencies, and assessment of nutritional status. Each chapter includes introduction, definitions, comprehensive subject matter flowcharts, and comprehensive nurses’ role in planning diet in various diseases and conclusions. Major points have been highlighted and boxed for a quick review or core concepts. This book is not only written for the undergraduate students of nutrition, but is expected to be valuable for all those who need basic training and introductory course in nutrition and dietetics.


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