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good health for all is a goal of every country. The growth and development of India has been seriously affected by the problem of malnutrition, and it is now being realised that every stage of life, from pregnancy, to infancy, to adolescence, to old age, is equally important to break the vicious intergenerational cycle of malnutrition.</br>
< em> nutrition: a life cycle Approach</em> adopts a life cycle approach to the study of nutrition. It has been divided into two sections:</br>
<introduction to human nutrition, which deals with basic concepts in nutrition and includes chapters on all major nutrients, their functions, and rich sources in the Indian diet.
The important features of this book are:</br>
<Discusses the concept of food for different cultures and the relationship of food with nutrition and health.
<detailed discussion on each nutrient”energy, Carbohydrates, Lipids, proteins, water, Minerals, and vitamins.
<details the different cooking methods and the effect they have on nutrient content.
<focuses on the different life stages”adults, pregnant women, nursing mothers, preschool and school-age children, adolescents, and the elderly their nutritional requirements.
<separate chapters on feeding children with special needs; sports nutrition; and the link between nutrition and immunity.
</br> <Simple and comprehensive, < em> nutrition</em> is a core text for all undergraduate students of nutrition and allied courses. It is also a useful book for the health conscious, who seek authentic, updated facts about nutrition.</br>.