This book contains all that the current nutrition courses give you (if my experience is a criterion), and does it with the approach and color and human interest that the routine courses lack. I got a lot out of it -- facts and interest and application, even though most of the ground was old ground. The author is a complete convert to the theory that mankind is controlled by three things, -- heredity, environment and nutrition -- and proves the case. Vitamins, their value, their preservation, their measurement, the facts that are known about them, the foods that contain them, the pros and cons of medication as a substitute or supplement to foods -- and a summary for diet checking, vitamin by vitamin, and cross-sectioning so that one knows what balanced diet takes care of all needs. Minerals -- Proteins -- Calories -- the old familiars are marshalled in force, and it makes a good and quotable and sometimes debatable survey, with food fads, diets, children's meals and food foibles, planning and preparing of meals, all in due course. A good handbook for today's housewife.