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Guide to Good Food, 12th Edition

Guide to Good Food, 12th Edition
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By: Velda L. Largen and Deborah L. Bence

ISBN: 978-1-60525-600-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Food / Nutrition
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $77.28
School Price: $57.96


Guide to Good Food gives your students an in-depth look at the exciting world of food and the MyPlate food guidance system. This edition incorporates the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans as it shows students how to select, store, prepare, and serve nutritious, appealing dishes.

Each chapter includes a profile of one of the many food-related careers available. Students further investigate career and job success in two new career-related chapters and in brief Career Success features throughout.

The extensive Foods of the World section has tabbed pages that allow students to conveniently explore the culture and cuisine of over 30 countries. Menus and recipes with step-by-step directions as well as nutritional analyses are included.

New to this edition are A Measure of Math and Teamwork in Action activities at the end of each chapter. Within the chapters are new features on the following topics:
  • Global Perspective
  • Health and Wellness
  • Food Science
  • Culture and Social Studies

Previous Edition
Guide to Good Food, 11th Edition

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Importance of Food
  1. Food Affects Life
  2. Nutritional Needs
  3. Making Healthful Choices
  4. Nutrition and Fitness Through the Life Span
  5. Staying Active and Managing Weight
  6. Safeguarding Health

Part 2: The Management of Food
  7. Kitchen and Dining Areas
  8. Kitchen Appliances
  9. Kitchen Utensils
10. Planning Meals
11. Shopping Decisions
12. Recipes and Work Plans

Part 3: The Preparation of Food
13. Grain Foods
14. Vegetables
15. Fruits
16. Dairy Products
17. Eggs
18. Meat
19. Poultry
20. Fish and Shellfish
21. Salads,Casseroles,and Soups
22. Breads
23. Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Candies
24. Food and Entertaining
25. Preserving Foods
Part 4: Food and Careers
26. Investigating Food Careers
27. Career and Job Success

Part 5: Foods of the World
28. The United States and Canada
29. Latin America
30. Europe
31. Mediterranean Countries
32. Middle East and Africa
33. Asia

Look Inside

Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Food and Nutrition)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Food and Nutrition)
   sample Chapter 13 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Food and Nutrition)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 4.11 MB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PPS, 6.21 MB)
   sample Chapter 3 (PPS, 2.23 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, Nutrition & Wellness (PDF, 174 KB)
New Mexico
   PDF Nutrition - Form F (PDF, 581 KB)
   PDF Nutrition - Form F.10 (PDF, 230 KB)
North Carolina
   PDF Foods I (PDF, 369 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
   PDF Nutrition, Food, and Wellness Pre-PAC (PDF, 68 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.


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Text 762 978-1-60525-600-9 $77.28$57.96
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* Teacher's Annotated Workbook 172 978-1-60525-602-3 $50.00$37.50*
* Teacher's Resource Guide 558 978-1-60525-604-7 $100.00$75.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-605-4 $248.00$186.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1650 test questions 978-1-60525-606-1 $244.00$183.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 1140 slides 978-1-60525-607-8 $168.00$126.00*
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