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  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office (TSO); 12th ed., 2012 edition (11 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0113229291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0113229291
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Wills on 6 Nov 2013
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I bought my first copy of this book in 1973 when I was training to teach Food Science and Nutrition. I believe it was first compiled by Magnus Pike in about 1945.

I bought a revised copy sometime in the late 1980's which I used extensively, & bought this 12th edition thinking it would be expanded. The main part I use is Appendix 3 - Composition of Foods, which gives nutritional values per 100g of edible portion.

How disappointed and alarmed I am.

My previous copies, although having fewer pages, dealt with basic fundamental wholesome food stuffs. This 12th edition has emphasis on processed foods, it does not even give nutritional values of basic butter (which by the way is not the "baddy" in our diet, that cap goes to sugar).

It is geared all the way through to "low fat" food, processed food, recommending basing meals on "starchy" foods, it does eventually say to cut down on sugar, though this is not given a high priority.

Starchy carbohydrate sugary foods and processed foods are the reason as a species we are getting fatter and fatter.

The Manual of Nutrition for me is now flawed, and its recommendations are suspect.

I find the thinking behind this latest edition misinformed and that saddens me, it has been up until now the most useful book on nutrition I have owned, not any more. With the internet nutritional aspects of a huge range of foods can be found easily and quickly.

Fat has a very important part to play in our diet, "low fat", starchy carbohydrate sugary foods, in can be argued. do not.

Although not replacements in any way for the Manual of Nutrition, I would recommend two highly informative books - 1) "Fat Chance" by Dr Robert Lustig, 2) "Living Low Carb" by Jonny Bowden.

Certainly food for thought.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Kim McDonald. on 15 April 2013
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This manual has been really useful, I would't be with out it. This version has been dated and easier to read. It breaks down exactly what is in our food.

I would recommend it to any body that wants to understand what is in the foods they eat. Very educational.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gemma pc on 28 Mar 2013
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This is an excellent book with all facts figures, latest government guidelines and department of health endorsement, and written in an easy to read style, and would make a very good addition to anyone's book shelf who is interested in nutrition, or a student looking for a quick and easy ready-reference. I give it a 5 star rating because I have used the previous edition of this book (2008) 11th edition in many of my correspondence courses in nutrition that have included modules on vitamins and minerals, their deficiency symptoms etc. Highly recommended and a t a good price too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. M. Jones on 16 April 2013
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A serious work of reference and the most trustworthy guide of its kind. A bible for nutritionsists and food processors.
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By kitty123 on 25 Mar 2014
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This book is very easy to read and sets the chapters out in a logical sequence. A useful book for essays
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