Food and Nutrition: Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition Textbook

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.

The program also meets the objectives of the Food and Nutrition certification offered through Precision Exams by You Science.


Contents at-a-Glance

Part 1: The Food We Eat: Students are introduced to basic information about nutrition, factors that influence our food choices, and how to make healthy choices, planning, budgeting, and shopping. 

Part 2: Kitchen Basics: In this section students become familiar with recipes, measuring and conversions, kitchen equipment and safety considerations.  

Part 3: Nutrition and Cooking: Students take a deeper dive into different types of cuisines, nutritional value, as well as purchasing and more advanced preparation skills. Each chapter includes three or more recipes that highlight the selected food type.


Integrated Features Provide a Strong Focus on Career Preparation

Magazine-Style Design
The text features a magazine-style design that breaks up the text with interesting side features to hold students’ attention and extend the topic being covered.

Culinary Skills 
Throughout the text students gradually acquire cooking skills that will be used in subsequent recipes and projects. 

Kitchen Equipment 
Using kitchen equipment properly is an essential skill for introductory food students.


Career Focus 
Students are introduced to the various career opportunities in the culinary and food service industry including many professions they may not have considered. 

Academic Connections 
Core academics are reinforced throughout the text including science, math, and language arts. 

Group Projects & Activities
Students are presented with projects and activities designed to be done in groups to develop teamwork and leadership skills. 


End-of-Chapter Review
The end of each chapter includes a series of assessments including concepts covered as well as key vocabulary. 

VitalSource® eText  
The Student Edition is available in a VitalSource® eText that features search, navigation, study tool and read aloud features. The VitalSource platform enables students to access their text from any device connected to the Internet. Students can also download and save their text for offline use.

Student Workbook 
The Student Workbook is an ideal resource for additional reinforcement as well as options for lab or kitchen activities. 


Teacher’s Resources 

The program features robust teacher resources including a Teacher’s Wraparound Edition, a Test Bank with TestGen software, and PowerPoint slides for classroom or remote presentations.  

The valuable Teacher’s Wraparound Edition includes the student edition page with point-of-use teaching tips, discussion questions, vocabulary support, and lesson plan suggestions for less advanced, more advanced and special needs students.


Discipline: Career & Technical Education

Copyright: 2017

Delivery Method: Blended (Print & Digital)

Funding Sources: Carl D. Perkins, ESSER

Food and Nutrition for You

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