Dietitians Ready Reckoner

ISBN Number : 978-93-5693-788-8

Student Price : Rs.350

Student Dollar Price : 14$

Book Edition : Second

Year of Publication : 2023

No. Of Pages : 184

Book Weight :212

About The Book

A balanced diet contains an adequate amount of all the macro and micro nutrients required by the body to grow, remain healthy and be disease-free. In addition, a healthy, balanced diet provides the necessary energy requirement, prevents vitamin, mineral, and other nutritional deficiencies.

Proteins, carbohydrates, fats or lipids, micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and water are the essential components of a well-balanced diet. Wellness is the new nutrition Mantra. A balanced diet is integral to each and every individual’s lifespan to lead a quality life, for prevention and management of disease. Knowledge of basic macro and micronutrients forms the basis of Dietetics. A healthy diet helps boost immunity, reduces the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers, maintains a healthy weight, and helps recover quickly from diseases and trauma.

The ready reckoner provides Recommended dietary allowances, current Anthropometric and Biochemical cut-off values.

It also focusses on comprehensive food exchange manual which presents food group exchanges, calories along with the nutritive value as per portion sizes of commonly consumed dishes, ready-to-eat commercially available foods and household measures, which is helpful to home science and nursing students, teachers, dietitians, nurses and nutritionists for therapeutic meal planning.

Medical Nutrition therapy plays a major role in disease management and hence various high food sources of various nutrients for reference and dietary considerations are suggested with therapeutic concepts in health and wellness. The second edition is the update version with the revised RDA 2020, EAR, TUL, ADI, RDA for Elderly, published by NIN, ICMR. Further the book has additional information on millets, immunity boosters, glycemic load of foodstuffs, sodium content of various salts, fatty acid profile of different oils, revised portion wise nutraceutical supplements nutritional value which will be handy and useful in routine clinical dietetics practice.

The contents of the book are scientific and drafted in simple language to enable all the beneficiaries to understand and implement. We hope Ready Reckoner will serve basis for standard nutritional/ dietetics practice and will be highly useful to dietitians in all settings, health care professionals, nutrition students.


Contents -

1. Introduction
2. Nutrient Insight
3. Effect of Cooking
4. Therapeutic Concepts Significant for Human Nutrition
5. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
6. Exchange List
7. Food Exchange Choices
8. Calories and Macronutrients of Foodstuff (per 100gm)
9. Household Measures
10. Ready Calorie Reckoner of Foodstuffs
11. Food sources for MNT in Health and Diseases
12. Dietary Supplements Nutrition Facts
13. Anthropometric Cut-Offs
14. Energy Calculator and Physical Activity
15. Clinical and Biochemical Parameters
16. Clinical and Biochemical Parameters Reference Ranges

About The Author

Dr. Rita Bhargava is a Registered Dietitian, presently Chief Consultant Dietitian and Head of Department, Critical Care and Bariatric Nutritionist, Nutrigenomic Counsellor, Diabetes Educator, at CARE Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra. Currently, she is a RD Representative, IDA, Nagpur Chapter and RD trainer. She is a research counsellor at IGNOU, DFSM. She has done her PG Diploma in Dietetics, Business Management, M.Sc., Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition from RTMNU. She has done her RD in 2003.With 30 years of clinical experience in Therapeutic Dietetics, she has trained many Dietitians from Central India. She was the organising secretary of IDA National Convention in 2007. She has organised several CNE/seminars and diet exhibitions, public awareness programs at academic, community and corporate levels. She has presented papers at various National Conferences and International Congress of Dietetics, ICDA - Sydney and Spain. She has been faculty at many National Conferences at IDA, RSSDI.

The author is the Past President of Indian Dietetic Association, Nagpur Chapter, and ex-member of NEC, National Media and Communication Committee, IDA (2014-18). She is Hon. Secretary of IAPEN, Nagpur Chapter (2023-2026). She has to her credit a review article in National IDA newsletter on The Saturated Fat story re-evaluated and has published articles in journals DAI, RSSDI, and nutrition awareness write-ups in newspapers, newsletters and magazines for benefit of dietetics students and masses. Dr. Rita is also a life member of various associations - IDA, NSI, DAI, RSSDI, ADE, NetProFaN, IAPEN, Peace Foundation and Rotary.

Dr. Kavita Bakshi, is presently a faculty of Dietetics, at WTERI Nagpur, Maharashtra. She has done her PG Diploma in Public Relations, PG Diploma in Dietetics, M.Sc., Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition from RTMNU. She is a certified Diabetic Educator and Nutrigenomic counsellor. She is a Research counsellor at IGNOU DFSM. She has organised CNE/Seminars for working Dietitians and more than 100 diet exhibitions for public awareness programmes at various platforms like hospitals, industries, societies, corporates and participated in various health camps for diet counselling to the masses. She conducts Nutrition Education Programs for both rural and urban school children and women of all age groups, etc.

The author is the convenor of Indian Dietetic Association, Nagpur Chapter, and member of NEC, IDA (2018-2023), co-convenor NetProFaN, Nagpur Chapter, She is also Hon. Treasurer at IAPEN, Nagpur Chapter (2023-2026), Executive Member - NSI Nagpur Chapter. She is a life member of IDA, NSI, IAPEN and ADE. She has published several articles in National and International journals on various topics, viz: Obesity, Diabetes, Bone Mineral Density and Nutrition awareness writeups in newspapers, newsletters and magazines.

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