Introduction to Human Nutrition

Edited on behalf of The Nutrition Society by Michael J Gibney , Hester H. Vorster and Frans J. Kok

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 23 May 2008



Gibney, M.J., Vorster, H.H. and Kok, F.J. (2008), "Introduction to Human Nutrition", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 300-301.



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The Nutrition Society produced a ground breaking series of four text books of which Introduction to Human Nutrition is the first.

The book has contributions from a number of experts and consists of sections on:

  • a global perspective on food and nutrition;

  • body composition;

  • energy metabolism;

  • nutrition and metabolism of proteins and amino acids;

  • digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates;

  • nutrition and metabolism of lipids;

  • dietary reference standards;

  • vitamins;

  • minerals and trace elements;

  • measuring food intake;

  • food composition;

  • food policy and regulatory issues;

  • nutrition research methodology;

  • food safety: a public health issue of growing importance; and

  • food and nutrition: the global challenge.

The book is well indexed and also contains information for further reading and is a useful book for students of nutrition. There is a particularly useful chapter on the vitamins, which includes the sources as well as metabolic functions.

Other books in the Nutrition Society textbook series are:

  • Nutrition and Metabolism ISBN 0 632 05625 8

  • Clinical Nutrition ISBN 0 632 05626 6

  • Public Health Nutrition ISBN 0 632 05627 4

For further information, companion material for use with these textbooks, and full details of how to purchase them, visit

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