See what’s different and easily access nutritional information.

According to an article on health in The Washington Post, 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. One of the challenges in living and eating healthier is sorting through the multitude of nutritional information and diet plans that are out there. That’s where the third edition of The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets can make a difference. This resource presents detailed, yet easy-to-read information on 318 topics covering diet and nutrition.

Entries include special and popular diets, dietary treatments, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Diet entries focus on the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, key figures that influenced its practice, any established benefits, risks and precautions, and relevant research. Information is provided across all age groups—from infants to the elderly.


ISBN: 9781410388308 (eBook), 9781410388278 (print)
2 volumes/~1500 Pages
Original Copyright 2018 | Available October 2018


See What’s Different:
  • Features content written by subject matter experts in collaboration with an advisory board comprised of nutrition scholars and scientists. 
  • Contains 320 total entries, both new and updated. 
  • Nearly 300 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, and maps.
  • Has an appendix of nutrition and health organizations.
  • Comes with a glossary of terms (compiled of the entry-specific Key Terms lists).
  • Offers a general index to access places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.
  • Includes new articles on coconut oil, fertility diet, food insecurity, gut microbiota, plant-based eating, and Whole30.

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Reviews & Testimonials

Suitable for high-school, college, and public libraries, especially those with a focus on consumer health information.
— Susan Maguire, published by Booklist 

Look Inside


Sample list of entries included. 


Discover entries covering anorexia nervosa, maternal obesity, non-celiac gluten sensitity, and more. 


 Figures accompany text        to visually explain key concepts.  


"Questions to ask your doctor" section helps readers further understand a topic and take action. 


Key Terms within each entry help learners better understand key definitions.  


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