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Title:Cent$ible Nutrition Cookbook
Pub. date: 2011
Edition: 3rd
Includes: Small binder
Audience: Adults, elder, multi2
Language: English, Spanish
Description:"The Cent$ible Nutrition Cookbook contains quick, low-cost recipes and menus. This cookbook includes valuable information about nutrition and cooking. There are various sections: information, grains, milk, meat and beans, fruits and vegetables, and snacks. Most recipes include a Nutrition Facts Panel, use a few low-cost ingredients, and involve simple preparation steps. Spanish cookbook includes information in both Spanish and English"
Funding Source: University of Wyoming Family and Consumer Sciences and EFNEP
Details
Developer: Linda Melcher
Organization: Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition Program
Length: 102 pages
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: Permission needed to copy.
Reviewers Comments: The Centi$ible Nutrition Cookbook is targeted specifically to low-income audiences.

The information section of this cookbook contains includes is basic cooking information. Information on altering recipes for elevation is also included. This section also contains tips to help users plan meals on a budget and alter recipes for health according to nutrient needs and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. However, it should be noted that some information provided in the cookbook is inconsistent with current guidelines. For example, the cooking temperature for pork is listed as 155°F (see p.101), while the most up-to-date guidelines from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recommend cooking pork to 145°F (except for ground pork, which should be cooked to 160°F as indicated in the cookbook). Additionally, the calcium intake/milk equivalent recommendations found on page 67 are inconsistent with those found on the MyPlate Web site.

The remaining sections of the cookbook contain over 150 recipes. Each separate recipe section includes additional information at the beginning that gives more cooking and budgeting tips specific to food type. Many recipes include variations to give users different options based on one recipe. Many of the recipes found in Cooking for You or Two, Cent$ible Nutrition’s other cookbook, are scaled down versions of recipes in this cookbook.

Availability
View/download files: 
Cookbook Web page: http://www.uwyo.edu/centsible/cook-book.html
Order Form (PDF 403 KB): http://www.uwyo.edu/centsible/store-front.html
Cent$ible Nutrition Web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/centsible/index.html
Cent$ible Nutrition Program Store: : http://www.uwyo.edu/centsible/store-front.html
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Cent$ible Nutrition Program
    Mail: Dept. 3354, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
    Phone: (307) 766-4170
    E-mail: cnp-info@uwyo.edu
    Order URL:http://www.uwyo.edu/centsible/store-front.html
    Cost: 25.00 per cookbook
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Orders of 25 or more are discounted 20%

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