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Product Details

  • Paperback: 976 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; 3 edition (Jan. 8 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451621647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451621648
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 4.3 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #669,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, is a professionally trained, registered dietitian and also a regular columnist for She is the coauthor of more than thirty books on nutrition. For more information, visit:

Karen J. Nolan, PhD, holds advanced degrees in science and human anatomy. She is the coauthor of ten books on nutrition. For more information, visit:

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa93e5150) out of 5 stars 42 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa931ec00) out of 5 stars great nutrition resource June 14 2014
By Margaret E. Skarphol - Published on
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This has nutrition details for a great variety of foods. Each food is listed alphabetically and then has brand names. Included are portion, calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesteral, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, calcium, sodium, potassium, folic acid and vitamin C. So complete and helpful!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa931ee4c) out of 5 stars Disappointed so many foods do not have potassium data available! May 7 2015
By Ron - Published on
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I need to go on a low potassium diet so I looked through my copy of this book for potassium. I found that many foods have a dash under potassium and no numbers. I mistakenly thought this meant that the food contained no potassium. Then I looked for some foods that I knew were loaded with potassium and saw that dash under them. I went to the front of the book to NOTES on page 60 and: --- (dash) indicates data was not available. This is a very good book, but very disappointed that so many foods have that dash under the potassium column. I now am trying to find another book that shows potassium for all foods. For the time being I'm searching the computer for information, and found that the law does not require that potassium be listed under Nutrition Facts.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa931ee10) out of 5 stars Great reference book for nutritional information- not JUST calories, protein, carbs, fat, and fiber ! Nov. 15 2013
By JillinoisRN - Published on
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Great resource for those needing to keep track of various nutrients- I'm diabetic, so need to keep track of carbs, and like to keep track of protein (harder to get enough of sometimes). This book has a LOT of brand name items, as well as more unusual foods, and even some over-the-counter medicines ! It's larger than a mass-market paperback book that I've used for years, but has a LOT more entries (at least ones I'm interested in !). The first 55 pages are an overview of nutritional basics as well as a glossary of various diet types and terms. I think I've finally found one book that does the job of many :)
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9322120) out of 5 stars Very complete calorie guide Oct. 9 2014
By Cheryl Pomeroy - Published on
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I was looking for a calorie guide for mostly unprocessed foods -- fruits, veggies, meats, etc. No modern calorie guide seems to do that, however, this book does include a great variety of "regular" food and will serve my needs. The vast majority of contents are either processed foods from the grocer or from chain restaurants (which I have no need of). This is the only reason I give it a 4 star.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9322180) out of 5 stars Just want an honest easy to use food guide May 7 2015
By Nancy Martin - Published on
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If your interested in going out to eat this one is for you. If you are just a normal stay in and make your own food this one is out. Not interested in unhealthy restaurant food. Just want an honest easy to use food guide. This ain't it.