The newer knowledge of nutrition makes it possible for the American public as well as the fighting forces to keep fit on foods which give the best amount of nutrition for the money, properly cooked to save all their values. Introductory chapters give an ABC of these new developments in nutritional knowledge; the balance of the book presents menus out to the food budget. Case histories help humanize the picture which might otherwise seem weighed down with charts and diagrams. I found the section on marketing particularly valuable, and the suggestions for substitutes are useful for any housewife. Hot a cookbook -- though there are a few recipes for use of ""new foods"".