Publications - Popular

 
Several informative and low-priced books and journals are brought out by the Institute in English as well as in some regional languages. These publications contain the quintessence of Institute's research endeavors over the years. To popularise these publications among people, a short write-up describing the essential features of these publications is given below.

PUBLICATIONS

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A Manual of Laboratory Techniques

A Manual of Laboratory Techniques is a highly useful publication & which serves as a reference manual to upcoming researchers in the field of biomedical research. It provides a description of a wide range of analytical and biomedical techniques with principles employed in a laboratory. The manual also contains information on guidelines for good laboratory practices (GLP); regulations and other important aspects involving animal experimentation; statistical methods used in biomedical research and other useful data.

 

Nutritive Value of Indian Foods (NVIF)

This book provides detailed information on the nutrient com- position of over 600 Indian foods. It contains a simple account of current concepts of nutrition science, nutritional chemistry of major food groups and nutritional deficiency diseases. In addition, the book incorporates latest information on nutritional requirement and recommended dietary allowances and on the guidelines for formulating healthy, balanced diets. This book is a must for all those who wish to know more about nutritive value of foods including students, medical and health professionals, planners as well as general public.

 

Nutrition for Mother and Child

Mother and child health forms a major thrust area of public health. Nationwide surveys have revealed a wide prevalence of malnutrition among mothers and children, mainly belonging to the underprivileged sections of society. The book discusses in-depth the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating mothers, infants and pre-school aged children. Several types of low-cost nutritious recipes are described in the book after thoroughly testing these foods in the community for acceptability and tolerance. It is hoped that this low priced informative book will serve the dual purpose of training the health personnel and educating the average Indian housewife in ensuring better health for herself and her child.

 

Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for population groups are used for formulating dietary guidelines and for planl1ing national food and agricultural strategies.
An ICMR Expert Committee, constituted a few years back had revised and updated the existing ADA in the light of newer knowledge. This book contains such updated information on the protein energy requirements, definition of quantum and type of fat intakes and other related themes. In addition, ADA for some other nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins, trace elements and electrolytes are also listed. The book is a good reference guide especially for policy makers and researchers.

Some Common Indian Recipes and Their Nutritive Value

Over 200 rice and wheat-based sweets and savories, commonly eaten in northern, southern, eastern and western regions of India are covered in this book. The details pertaining to cooking methods and nutritive value of these recipes will help housewives to plan healthy menus for the family and also assist in formulating nutritious school lunches and community feeding programmes. Hostels, restaurants and cafeterias can take a few dietary tips from this book.

Low Cost Nutritious Supplements

After carefully studying the local traditions and eating habits of the community, many inexpensive and nutritious recipes have been worked out at the institute to suit people of different regions. This booklet discusses the principles governing the formulation of these recipes and lists out several food supplements for infants and young children. Most of these recipes are based on coarse cereals, legumes and other locally available foods. This low priced booklet will help mothers to plan healthy diets for their children in the most economical way.

Some Therapeutic Diets

Appropriate dietary control facilitates better clinical management of several diseases. This book provides information on several dietetics related aspects including balanced diet, diet for pregnant & lactating woman and diet low in sodium, calories, fat, protein and other nutrients. In addition, exchange list (vegetable exchange, fruit exchange, cereal exchange, etc.,) is also provided to enable more variety in the diet and also to formulate new diets.

Menus for Low-Cost Balanced Diets and School Lunch Programmes(Suitable for South Indians / Suitable for North Indians)


These two booklets provide diet-based information to assist in the formulation of nutritious snacks and mid-day meals for school going children of both northern and southern regions of the country. Ingredients used in the preparation of these recipes are inexpensive and method of cooking described is simple. These two low priced booklets will help in strengthening the school meal programmes operational in some parts of the country.

Fruits

Fruits, along with vegetables, form a treasure-trove of nutrients. Though a variety of fruits are grown and consumed in the country, the prevalence of micronutrient malnutrition is alarmingly high among people. This book contains wealth of information on the nutritional aspects of several popular fruits including amla, papaya, guava, sapota, seetaphal and many others. A section of the book has been devoted to a range of lip smacking fruit-based recipes.

25 Years of National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau

The book gives a comprehensive picture of the diet and nutritional status of a vast cross section of people, especially belonging to rural India. Pooled information on foods, nutrients and nutritional status of people of nine states in the country along with inter-and intra state variations have been covered. Data collected by NNMB over the years captures the changing time trends in the domain of nutrition and this book is a ready reckoner for policy makers, decision makers and students of nutrition science.

Count What You Eat

This book is of immense practical value to practicing dieticians and to those health conscious people who love to count calories before eating. It is always a challenge to make recipes both nutritious as well as tasty. This book provides information on different methods of cooking and on protein, carbohydrate, fat and mineral contents of each of these recipes. A glossary of terms commonly used in food preparations is also presented. The book helps the research workers too in the calculation of the nutrient content of diets of people.

Dietary Tips for the Elderly

Old aged people comprise a significant chunk of Indian population today. Their number keeps steadily increasing as a direct consequence of increased life expectancy. Health and nutritional problems also affect the lives of the elderly. This booklet provides information on several Easy-to-cook and Ready-to-eat nutritional recipes, which require minimum cooking time. The booklet also contains information on the nature of ageing process, nutrient requirement and dietary sources of nutrients.

Diet and Diabetes (D & D)

Dietary management of diabetes is one of the most effective ways of controlling the disease. This beautifully illustrated book educates general public on various aspects of diabetes including its types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention and dietary management. All you wanted to know about food exchange system, glycemic index, model diets, exercise regimen, insulin and other oral drugs, use of alcohol and artificial sweetners and therapeutic effect of fenugreek (methi) seeds are found in this book which is an information storehouse on diabetes.
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Diet and Heart Disease (DHD)

Diet plays a vital role in the prevention of heart disease. This book provides in-depth information on several factors relating to heart health. Structure and function of heart, types of heart diseases, dietary and non-dietary prescription for a healthy heart, nutritive value some commonly eaten foods, heart-healthy recipes are some major aspects covered in this well illustrated book. This book written in simple, non-technical style is highly recommended for both the students of food and nutrition as well as the general public.

Dietary Guidelines for Indians -A Manual

This manual is the most recent publication of the Institute and translates the nutrition-based recommended dietary allowances into food based practical guidelines. The nutrition knowledge imparted through this book aims to promote the concept of balanced diet and positive lifestyles right from infancy to old age. The book educates the common man to meet his nutritional needs through the judicious use of locally available, low-cost nutritious foods and informs about the deleterious effects of high calorie and cholesterol rich foods on one's health. Students of nutrition and medical sciences, health personnel, policy makers and researchers will find this manual extremely informative and useful.

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Telugu Publications

Dietary Guidelines for Women & Children

Mother and child health forms a major thrust area of public health. Nationwide surveys have revealed a wide prevalence of malnutrition among mothers and children, mainly belonging to the underprivileged sections of society. The book discusses in-depth the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating mothers, infants and pre-school aged children. Several types of low-cost nutritious recipes are described in the book after thoroughly testing these foods in the community for acceptability and tolerance. It is hoped that this low priced informative book will serve the dual purpose of training the health personnel and educating the average Indian housewife in ensuring better health for herself and her child.

Low Cost Nutritious Supplements (LCNS – T)

After carefully studying the local traditions and eating habits of the community, many inexpensive and nutritious recipes have been worked out at the institute to suit people of different regions. This booklet discusses the principles governing the formulation of these recipes and lists out several food supplements for infants and young children. Most of these recipes are based on coarse cereals, legumes and other locally available foods. This low priced booklet will help mothers to plan healthy diets for their children in the most economical way.

Dietary Guidelines for Indians -A Manual

This manual is the most recent publication of the Institute and translates the nutrition-based recommended dietary allowances into food based practical guidelines. The nutrition knowledge imparted through this book aims to promote the concept of balanced diet and positive lifestyles right from infancy to old age. The book educates the common man to meet his nutritional needs through the judicious use of locally available, low-cost nutritious foods and informs about the deleterious effects of high calorie and cholesterol rich foods on one's health. Students of nutrition and medical sciences, health personnel, policy makers and researchers will find this manual extremely informative and useful.
 

Delivery Terms and Conditions:

Postage will be payable in addition to the price indicated. If cost of books is sent in advance through MO/DD,copies will be dispatched by registered VPP book-post covering postal charges only/. Cheques/Postal Orders will not be accepted. All the payments should be made in favour of Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad-500 007, India