Good reads for dietitians
October 5, 2010 6:50 AM Subscribe
Recommend books to broaden the mind of a future dietitian.
posted by sively to Grab Bag (17 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm studying to become a certified dietitian, and I can choose freely some of the extra literature I want to include in my studies.
Obviously, any scientific (or popular science) literature related to food, health, policy, specific illnesses or disorders - including psychological - or sports would be an easy sell (I do need to get the faculty's seal of approval, although they're not very strict), but thinking outside the box is OK, too. And perhaps even more fun. I'm thinking of areas such as society, culture, history, economics, ethics, agriculture... or perhaps there's something I could learn from that I'm not even thinking of at all?
- I already have a graduate degree in social psychology, so I don't really need to generally branch out into that direction. Although it remains an area of interest, so if you have a specific recommendation in mind, great!
- I live in continental Europe, so e.g. very US-centered topics aren't really relevant. Then again, suggestions related to, say, global issues are welcome.
TL;DR: What fascinating books (on a wide range of topics) could a student of dietetics read for extra marks?