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The essential textbook for beginning level food and nutrition courses.
Discovering Food and Nutrition helps students learn to plan nutritious meals and snacks within limits of time and money, to shop wisely, to work in a kitchen safely and efficiently, and to prepare a variety of foods. Discovering Food and Nutrition is an introductory foods program for middle school with short chapters, engaging photos and charts, and a comfortable reading level. It offers middle school students and high school students with special needs the motivation to learn how to become active, engaged students of food preparation, nutrition and consumer skills.
Unit One Looking AheadChapter 1 The Adventure of FoodChapter 2 Managing Your ResourcesChapter 3 What about Careers? Unit Two NutritionChapter 4 Wellness—Your Goal for LifeChapter 5 Meet the NutrientsChapter 6 Energy and CaloriesChapter 7 The Dietary GuidelinesChapter 8 The Food Guide PyramidChapter 9 Your Daily Food ChoicesChapter 10 Eating OutChapter 11 Personalized NutritionUnit Three Developing SkillsChapter 12 Shopping for FoodChapter 13 Using Kitchen AppliancesChapter 14 Know Your EquipmentChapter 15 Reading RecipesChapter 16 Recipe MathChapter 17 Basic Measuring MethodsChapter 18 Basic Cooking MethodsChapter 19 Microwave TechniquesUnit Four Good Work HabitsChapter 20 Safety in the KitchenChapter 21 Keeping Food Safe to EatChapter 22 Getting OrganizedChapter 23 Conserving and RecyclingUnit Five MealtimeChapter 24 Meal ManagementChapter 25 Serving a MealChapter 26 Packing a LunchUnit Six Learning About FoodsChapter 27 MilkChapter 28 Yogurt and CheeseChapter 29 Grain ProductsChapter 30 FruitsChapter 31 VegetablesChapter 32 LegumesChapter 33 PoultryChapter 34 Fish and ShellfishChapter 35 MeatChapter 36 EggsUnit Seven Creative CombinationsChapter 37 SaladsChapter 38 SoupsChapter 39 Main Dish MixturesChapter 40 SnacksChapter 41 BeveragesUnit Eight BakingChapter 42 Principles of BakingChapter 43 Baking BreadsChapter 44 Cookies, Cakes, and PiesGlossaryCreditsIndex