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Dietitians Ready Reckoner


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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




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212 (In Grams)

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Dr. Rita Bhargava,

Kavita Bakshi


Himalaya pub