This book has consistently been used by students studying the first course in Food Science and Nutrition. In several universities, diet therapy topics have been added in the curricula of this course. Therefore, diet therapy has been added in this revision, with a hope of meeting the changing needs of the readers in this area. This book incorporates topics which are related to useful subjects, like nursing, education, art, social sciences, home science, medical and paramedical sciences, agriculture, community health, environmental health and paediatrics etc.
The book is intended to be an ideal textbook encompassing the following aspects: Introduction to the Study of Nutrition, Nutrients and Energy, Foods, Meal Planning and Management, Diet Therapy Various modifications have been done along with clear illustrations, charts and tables for visualised practical knowledge. Appendices include abbreviations, food exchange lists, recommended dietary allowances for Indians and food composition tables.