1. Bender's Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology
    Provides succinct, authoritative definitions of over 6,100 terms in nutrition and food technology, nutrient compositions data for 340 foods and an appendix with nutrient intake and other useful data. 
  2. Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z
    Examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national, and personal level. Also included are biographies of influential figures in the field of nutrition and medicine, dietary trends within various cultures, and profiles of major organizations such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Other Library eResources

  1. Food Science and Human Nutrition LibGuide 
    UIUC resource site for students and professionals in the FSHN field. Resources include popular databases, culinary sites, literature, links to associations, etc.  
  2. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference 
    Also called FoodData Central, this is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research. This resource presents benefits for a variety of users, including researchers, policy makers, academicians and educators, nutrition and health professionals, product developers, and others. 


  1. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  2. Nutrition.gov
    From the U.S. Department of Agriculture.