This workbook on food choice & preparation is an invaluable resource for the beginning cook as well as the family cook. Contains chapters on the major food groups, kitchen set-up & safety, basic cooking techniques, food safety tips, shopping, healthful snacking, & low-fat cooking. A chapter on meals & snacks for kids includes kitchen activities for children as well as guidelines for their nutritional needs. Recipes are easy to follow & use simple ingredients. Illustrated with charts, nutritional tables, menu planning & budgeting worksheets, substitution lists, & a recipe index.