Reference sources and textbooks

Shils ME, Shike M, Ross AC, Caballero B, Cousins RJ. Modern nutrition in health and disease. 10 th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 2005. The most comprehensive reference source for all aspects of human nutrition, especially as related to human health and disease.

Bowman BA, Russell RM. Present knowledge in nutrition . 8 th ed. Washington, DC: ILSI Press, 2001. A general reference resource covering most aspects of human nutrition, with chapters mainly emphasizing individual nutrients.
Sardesai VM. Introduction to Clinical Nutrition. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. A general clinical nutrition textbook and reference source for health professionals. Sections include nutritional biology and biochemistry, nutrition through the life cycle, nutrition in specific disorders, and special topics such as toxicants, vegetarianism, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements.


General manuals, syllabi, handbooks   

Heimburger DC, Ard JD. Handbook of clinical nutrition. 4 th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier, 2006. A 600-page spiral-bound pocket-sized handbook covering all aspects of clinical nutrition. Useful as a basic text and as a bedside reference manual.

Gottschlich MM, ed. The Science and Practice of Nutrition Support: A Case-Based Core Curriculum. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Pub Co. A case-based resource on nutritional support, available through the ASPEN website , ( Includes a CD-ROM containing the entire text.

Hark L, Morrison G. Medical Nutrition and Disease. 3 rd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, 2003. An integrated, clinical case-based reference text that covers fundamentals related to diagnosis and treatment of nutrition disorders. Contains case studies. The text is particularly designed for medical students and physicians without specific prior training in nutrition, but is also useful for physicians with prior experience and training in nutrition sciences.

Online Series    

Nutrition in Medicine.Online Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina. A superbly designed self-instructional resource covering most aspects of clinical nutrition. Developed for physicians studying nutrition at almost any stage of their training. A comprehensive set of foundation modules covers key nutrition concepts and their practical applications. Tightly focused clinical modules of 5-15 minute length teach practical skills

Sample clinical modules (Find access information here)

Refeeding syndrome
Tumor cachexia
Behavior change counseling
Physical activity guidance
Dietary supplement interview
Breastfeeding assessment
DM2 nutrition management
Lifestyle management of hypertension
Gestational diabetes mellitus

Web sites and online journals or newsletters 

UNC Nutrition in Medicine (see Nutrition Links) 

American College of Nutrition

International Food Information Council

Professional and governmental organizations     

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

American College of Nutrition