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American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 4th Edition 
By Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS. Wiley, 2012.
Includes the most up-to-date Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Offers quick access to timely advice on a multitude of food and nutrition topics. Includes chapters on food for fitness, healthy weight, vegetarian eating and nutrition for every stage of life.

365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association
By Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS. Wiley, 2004. 
This title contains practical hints, tips and strategies-one for each day of the year-for keeping healthy eating and regular exercise at the top of your daily agenda. More than 60 simple, flavorful recipes for meals and snacks are included.

What to EAT
By Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH.  North Point Press, 2006.
An aisle-by-aisle guide to savvy food choices and good eating, rich in common sense.

American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss
Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
A friendly, no-nonsense approach to weight control that will show you how to personalize your weight-loss plan to fit your lifestyle and your needs.  Lose weight and enjoy every bite as you put eating and activity strategies-and more than 190 delectable new recipes-to work for you.

The DASH Diet Action Plan
By Marla Heller, MS, RD. Amidon Press, 2005.
The DASH Diet is a new healthy eating plan to help lower blood pressure, the risk of heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.  Includes four weeks of menus for three different calorie levels.

The Dish On Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!
By Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD and Densie Webb, PhD, RD.  Atria Books, Simon and Schuster, 2004.
A collection of tasty recipes, combined with solid nutritional advice and a common-sense approach.

A Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
By US Department of Health and Human Services. US Government Printing Office, 2005.
It's a one-stop, easy to-use resource full of good advice on nutrition and activity.

Healthy Eating Every Day
By Ruth Ann Carpenter, MS, RD and Carrie E. Finley, MS. Human Kinetics, 2005. 
Teaches realistic goal-setting, coping with lapses and celebrating successes.  Food shopping tips are included.

The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible
By Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE and Robyn Webb, MS; available at www.diabetes.org
A comprehensive nutrition guide and cookbook in one.  It features the nutrition advice you need and the flavor-rich recipes you crave -- all in one place with no flipping back and forth.  Learn about superfoods with the power to protect and heal and get more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes.

Nutrition Action
Published monthly by the Center for Science in the Public Interest
A critical look at nutrition-related health issues, nutrition policy, and the influence of the media, food and dietary supplement manufacturers, supermarkets and Big Agriculture on the way we eat.  Considered by many to be the "watchdog" of the nutrition community.



Cookbooks/Cooking Magazines:

The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 7th Edition
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
The American Heart Association's flagship cookbook is back and better than ever. With more than 600 exciting and flavorful recipes-including 150 new ones- this covers it all, from breakfast to dessert. With the latest information about the connection between good food and good health, it is the ultimate heart-healthy cookbook.

American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
A must-have for people concerned about the sodium in their diet, this book offers a fantastic variety of more than 200 low-salt recipes including classic favorites, dishes with a modern twist, and many foods that are hard to find in low-salt form. Use the updated nutrition information, the tips on how to substitute ingredients and avoid hidden sodium, and the delicious recipes to meet your dietary goals and eat with style.

American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, Third Edition
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
This bestselling compilation of more than 200 recipes has been updated with the latest science and nutritional information to help you meet your heart-health goals. The completely revised text gives you an updated perspective on how diet and exercise contribute to your well-being.

Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook
A joint publication from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association that offers more than 160 delicious recipes based on the nutrition recommendations of these two trusted health authorities. With this book in your kitchen, you will enjoy eating wisely to both protect your heart and manage your diabetes.

American Dietetic Association Guide to Eating Right When You Have Diabetes 
By Maggie Powers, MS, RD. Wiley, 2003.
A guide on eating right to maintain normal blood sugars and an active, healthy lifestyle. Includes a week of detailed sample menu plans for different calorie levels.

American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
Think you don't have time to cook? With over 200 recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare, you can discover the joys of cooking at home without fuss or bother. Menu suggestions, shopping lists and cooking tips make it a cinch to get a delicious and heart-healthy meal on the table fast.

Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;  available at www.nhlbi.nih.gov
As the recipes in this special collection show, you don't have to lose flavor to gain heart health and "keep the beat". Enjoy "Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken," "Red Hot Fusilli," "Crunchy Pumpkin Pie," and "Summer Breezes Smoothie." Contains more than 100 pages of tempting heart healthy, taste-tested recipes sure to please you and your family. Turn your meals from "ho-hum" to "yum-yum" experiences.

Soul Food Recipes
Publications International, Ltd. 
A magazine cookbook that helps African Americans eat more healthfully. This 100-page digest-size publication makes preparing soul food dishes at home easy, delicious and heart-healthy.

Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;  available at www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Prepare your favorite African American dishes in ways that protect you and your family from heart disease and stroke. These 20 tested recipes will show you how to cut back on fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, salt, and sodium and still have great-tasting food. Delicious foods from spicy southern barbecued chicken to sweet potato pie are included.

American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America 
by American Dietetic Association Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group. Wiley, 2005.
Drawing on the unique flavors, history and culinary traditions from all corners of the U.S., this cookbook offers region-specific recipes that are delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare.

Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes/Platillos latinos sabrosos y saludables
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (bilingual English, Spanish);  available at www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Learn to cook some of your favorite traditional Latino dishes in a heart healthy way. This bilingual cookbook contains 23 tested recipes that cut down on fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium but not on taste. These delicious recipes are destined to become family favorites.

Cooking Light Magazine
A cooking magazine focused on living their motto:  "Eat Smart. Be Fit. Live Well".  Published monthly or bimonthly and includes healthful recipes and articles on nutrition and healthy living. 

Eating Well
Same idea as Cooking Light.  Eating Well's motto is "Where good taste meets good health". 



The UVa Heart and Vascular Center registered dietitians are happy to provide resources and web links to reputable organizations.  However, we have not participated in the development of the materials or sites listed and do not exert any editorial or other control over their content.  These provided are for your convenience and should not be considered an endorsement of products or services by either the UVa Heart and Vascular Center registered dietitians, the UVa Heart and Vascular Center or the UVa Health System. Any views expressed in these resources or web sites do not reflect official policy of the above individuals or organizations.