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Title:Eat Out, Eat Right: The Guide to Healthier Restaurant Eating
Pub. date: Jan 2008
Edition: 3rd
Includes: Small size book.
Audience: Multiple Audiences, adult, staff
Language: English
Description:This revised and updated book provides practical, realistic guidelines for making healthier menu choices from a wide variety of foods and cuisines, and comes complete with informational charts and guidelines about different food options. The new edition includes updated information on increasingly popular fast-casual dining, sandwich shops, and beverages. Among the many kinds of restaurant cuisines discussed are Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Middle Eastern, French-Continental, seafood, and fast food. Included are sample menus, nutritional facts and figures, and diabetic exchanges.
Funding Source: Surrey Books
Developer: Hope S. Warshaw
Length: 23 Chapters/271 pages
Assessment instrument Used? n/a
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: The book can be a handy reference to help teach participants how to eat healthy when eating out. It can also be used to help demonstrate nutrition implications in relation to cost effectiveness when eating out; for example, an educator can explain that while eating at a fast food restaurant may appear cheaper, when looking at specific nutrients, it may be a better deal to prepare food at home. In addition to providing nutrition information of restaurant items, the book covers a variety of topics related to eating out, including beverage choices, options for children, special requests which can be made to modify menu items making them healthier, and restaurant lingo and definitions. The author refers to 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the book includes a chart on how people can put the dietary guidelines into practice in while eating out in restaurants and in their daily lives.

The book is divided by type of cuisine, ranging from standard to more exotic, and incorporates fast food, carry-out and sit down restaurant cuisine. It does include mention of corporations, specific restaurants, and brand names and items. Educators may want to check the restaurant web sites for the most up to date nutrition facts on their menus, as menus may be modified frequently. However, the information provided in the book is general enough so that even if specific nutrition information of menu items is altered, basic recommendations on ordering advice will remain the same. The small size of the book makes it convenient for educators to keep it nearby, and its abundance of information makes it a great reference book for nutrition educators to use when teaching individuals and families.

Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
    NAL Call No.: RA784 .W364 2008
    Go to Request Library Materials
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: AgatePublishing
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    Cost: 12.95 per book
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Bulk order discounts are available. Order Eat Out, Eat Right by emailing

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