Features and Benefits

Integrated features provide a strong focus on career preparation

  • Hot Topics presents timely and sometimes controversial trends in food and nutrition.

  • Cool Tips offers suggestions, fun facts, and helpful tips.

  • Safe Eats provides food safety and sanitation information.

  • What’s Cooking? includes information about specific foods, nutrition, and making healthy food choices.

  • Basic Culinary Skills provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for tasks.

  • Career Close-Up highlights tips and facts about working in the food service industry.

  • Check the Label lists descriptive terms and definitions.

  • Utility Drawer contains descriptions of specialized tools and equipment.

  • Careers in Food Service and Culinary Arts, provides practical information on starting a career in the food service industry.

Cross-curricular support woven throughout

The program integrates the core subjects of math, science, language arts, and social studies with the food and nutrition content with the following activities:

  • Science Study activities help students use the scientific process to test food and nutrition concepts.

  • By the Numbers activities integrate basic math skills with food and nutrition concepts by measuring, calculating, and converting.

  • Write Now activities challenge students to use language arts skills to produce essays, stories, and other types of written documents relating to the chapter content.

Overview

Ideal for courses in wellness and nutrition, Food & Nutrition for You teaches students how food supplies the body with the nutrients it needs, and how to make healthful food choices. It introduces students to safe and sanitary food handling, proper use of kitchen equipment, culinary arts, and basic cooking techniques. The Second Edition provides excellent preparation for students exploring careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and health sciences.