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Guide to Good Food, 8th Edition

Guide to Good Food, 8th Edition
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By: Velda L. Largen and Deborah L. Bence

ISBN: 978-1-59070-107-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2004
Subject: Food / Nutrition
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $56.64
School Price: $42.48


Guide to Good Food helps students learn how to select, store, prepare, and serve foods while preserving their nutrients, flavors, textures, and colors. The appearance of this new edition has completely changed from earlier editions. A new chapter focuses on staying active and managing your weight. Question-and-answer sidelights address common food myths and concerns, and technology activities are suggested.

Career descriptions and case studies highlight workplace skills students gain through classroom learning. Health, consumer, safety, business etiquette, and environmental tips encourage students to apply information in their daily lives. Recipes include step-by-step directions and nutritional analyses. An extensive Foods of the World section introduces students to the culture and cuisine of over 30 countries and features tabbed pages to make chapters easy to find.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Importance of Food
  1. How Food Affects Life
  2. Nutritional Needs
  3. Making Healthful Food Choices
  4. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  5. Staying Active and Managing Your Weight
  6. Safeguarding the Familys Health
  7. Career Opportunities

Part Two: The Management of Food
  8. Kitchen and Dining Areas
  9. Choosing Kitchen Appliances
10. Kitchen Utensils
11. Planning Meals
12. The Smart Consumer
13. Getting Started in the Kitchen

Part Three: The Preparation of Food
14. Grain Foods
15. Vegetables
16. Fruits
17. Dairy Products
18. Eggs
19. Meat
20. Poultry
21. Fish and Shellfish
22. Salads, Casseroles, and Soups
23. Breads
24. Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Candies
25. Food and Entertaining
26. Preserving Foods
Part Four: Foods of the World
27. The United States and Canada
28. Latin America
29. Europe
30. Mediterranean Countries
31. Middle East and Africa
32. Asia

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Text Update
   sample Page 126 (PDF, 29 KB)
   sample Important notice regarding this text update (PDF, 222 KB)
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Nutrition and Food Science
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About Author(s)

Velda L. Largen - was a high school home economics teacher and department head in Missouri. During her career she developed a World Foods course, which later inspired her to write the Guide to Good Food text and its supplements.

Deborah L. Bence - earned her Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education from Miami University in Ohio, where she taught family and consumer sciences at the high school level. She also worked as editor for an educational publisher for almost 20 years, applying her teaching and subject matter knowledge to developing textbooks and supplemental materials. After Largen became ill, Bence continued to keep Guide to Good Food current while also teaching students in various settings.


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