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Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-04-15
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Supplemental Materials

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Combine the insights of an experienced dietitian and a renowned chef in this practical guide to nutrition and food

In the newly revised 10th Edition of Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals, registered nutritionist Karen E. Drummond and executive chef Lisa M. Brefere deliver an insightful guide to incorporating healthy, balanced dietary techniques into everyday practice. From national nutrition guidelines to food preparation and labeling standards, the authors cover every relevant aspect of planning, preparing, and serving healthy meals. They include updated 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the USDA, the latest nutrition research, culinary trends, ingredients, and planning menus to meet the diverse nutritional needs of today’s customers.

This book also includes:

  • A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of nutrition and foods, including why nutrition is important, what constitutes a healthy diet, and discussions of calories and nutrients
  • A comprehensive exploration of balanced cooking and menus, including how to build flavor, balanced baking, modifying recipes, and gluten-free baking
  • Practical discussions of applied nutrition, including how to handle customers’ special nutrition requests, weight management, and nutrition for people of all ages
  • Several appendices including serving sizes for MyPlate food groups and dietary reference intakes
  • An enhanced e-book with links to technique videos, interactive games, quizzes, and glossary entries

Perfect for students completing a culinary arts or foodservice management curriculum, Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals, Tenth Edition is also an indispensable resource for chefs, cooks, and anyone else who professionally prepares food.

Author Biography

KAREN EICH DRUMMOND is the author and co-author of numerous books, including The Restaurant Training Manual and The Dictionary of Nutrition and Dietetics, all published by Wiley. She is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).

LISA M. BREFERE is a Certified Executive Chef with more than thirty years of experience. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she is a member of the American Culinary Federation and the American Academy of Chefs, and if co-founder and CEO if GigaChef Consulting and CookingDistrict.com. She is the co-author of So You Want to be a Chef? and So You are a Chef, both published by Wiley.

Table of Contents




Part I: Fundamentals of Nutrition and Foods

1. Introduction to Nutrition


Why Is Nutrition Important and What Is  a Healthy Diet?

Nutrition and Food Terms to Know

Why Do You Eat the Foods You Do?

Kcalories and Nutrients

What Happens When You Eat?

Sustainable Food Systems

Finding Reliable Nutrition and Health Information


2. Using Food Guides, Dietary Recommendations, and Nutrition Labels to Plan Menus



2020 - 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Nutrition Labels on Packaged Goods and Restaurant Menus

Planning Menus Using MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

3. Carbohydrates



Starches and Fibers

Whole Grains

Carbohydrates in the Body and Choosing Healthy Carbohydrates

Culinary Focus: Whole Grains and Legumes

4. Fat


Fats in Foods

Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids, Omega‐3 Fatty Acids, and Cholesterol

Fats in the Body

Dietary Recommendations

Culinary Focus: Dairy and Eggs

5. Protein


Protein in Food

Protein in the Body

Vegetarian Eating

Dietary Recommendations for Protein

Culinary Focus: Meat, Poultry, and Fish

6. Vitamins


Basics of Vitamins

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Water-Soluble Vitamins

Dietary Supplements

Culinary Focus: Fruits and Vegetables

7. Water and Minerals



Beverages and Caffeine

Basics of Minerals

Calcium and Phosphorous





Zinc and Iodine

Culinary Focus: Nuts and Seeds


Part II: Balanced Cooking and Menus

8. Building Flavor and Balanced Baking



Preparation Techniques

Cooking Methods

Putting It All Together

Balanced Baking

9. Recipe Makeovers


Basics for Modifying Recipes

Appetizers and Entrees

Sauces and Dressings


Gluten-Free Baking

10. Balanced Menus


Balanced Menu Basics

Appetizers, Soups, and Salads

Entrées, Sauces, and Side Dishes

Desserts, Breakfast, and Breaks



Part III:  Applied Nutrition

11. Handling Customers’ Special Nutrition Requests


Low Kcalorie Requests

Low Saturated Fat Requests

Low Sugar Requests

Low Sodium Requests

How to Respond to Food Allergies

Vegetarian Requests

Gluten-Free Requests

Low Lactose Requests

12. Weight Management


Basics of Weight Management

How to Lose Weight

Weight-Loss Myths

13. Nutrition for All Ages


Nutrition and Menu Planning for Children

Nutrition and Menu Planning for Adolescents

Fighting Childhood Obesity

Nutrition and Menu Planning for Older Adults

Eating Disorders

Nutrition and Menu Planning for the Athlete

Appendix A. Serving Sizes for MyPlate Food Groups

Appendix B. Dietary Reference Intakes

Appendix C. Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions in Check-Out Quizzes




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