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Guide to Good Food, 11th Edition

Guide to Good Food, 11th Edition
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By: Velda L. Largen and Deborah L. Bence

ISBN: 978-1-60525-150-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: Food / Nutrition
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $69.28
School Price: $51.96


Guide to Good Food gives information about food and nutrition that can be used every day. This practical text focuses on the latest advice on diet and physical activity to help students make healthful food and fitness choices. Tips on using space, time, and energy help students manage resources while working in the kitchen. Information on basic cooking methods provides the background needed to prepare a wide range of foods. Guidelines for choosing appliances, setting up a food budget, and buying and storing foods help students make consumer decisions.

Throughout the text, health, business etiquette, safety, consumer, and environmental tips appear. Question-and-answer sidelights address common food myths and concerns. Descriptions of food industry careers appear at the beginning of each chapter. Case studies illustrating the need for and use of skills in the workplace end every chapter.

Guide to Good Food also includes several chapters on foods from around the world. These features are intended to show that food is more than just something to eat. Food is at the heart of scientific research. It provides a source of income for millions of people. It is also a part of people's cultural identity.

Previous Edition
Guide to Good Food, 10th Edition

Table of Contents

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

Part 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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

Look Inside

Text Update
   sample MyPlate Update (PDF, 650 KB)
   sample Page 126 (PDF, 29 KB)
   sample Important notice regarding this text update (PDF, 222 KB)
   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 908 KB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 917 KB)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 2.62 MB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PPS, 6.13 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Foods and Nutrition)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Food and Nutrition, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 62 KB)
   PDF Food and Nutrition, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 35 KB)
Foods and Nutrition, Grades 9-12
   PDF Advanced Nutrition and Food, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 99 KB)
   PDF Nutrition and Food, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 111 KB)
West Virginia
   PDF Food Preparation, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 131 KB)
   PDF Nutrition & Foods I, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 125 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

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.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 698 978-1-60525-150-9 $69.28$51.96
Workbook 166 978-1-60525-153-0 $14.64$10.98
* Teacher's Edition 730 978-1-60525-152-3 $96.00$72.00*
* Teacher's Annotated Workbook 166 978-1-60525-154-7 $44.00$33.00*
* Teacher's Resource Guide 597 978-1-60525-155-4 $98.00$73.50*
* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 652 978-1-60525-156-1 $166.00$124.50*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-157-8 $240.00$180.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1610 test questions 978-1-60525-158-5 $200.00$150.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 695 slides 978-1-60525-159-2 $133.28$99.96*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 695 slides 978-1-60525-160-8 $399.84$299.88*
Companion Website View Site
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