If you are studying Nutrition or Dietetics you will need this publication from the departmaent of health. There is no alternative publication for UK Nutrition and Dietetics, you will not be able to complete your studies without referring to this publication.
This publication is UK specific. If you are studying/working outside of the UK, there maybe a more appropriate local publication. If you are considering buying a foreign publication, even from the US or Australia for use in the UK, do not, the figures are slightly different by country.
I purchased this book for reference as I am studying nutrition, and this book does the job I love the fact that the information that you find in the book are very clear and understanding if you are studying nutrition this is the book I would recommend