Nutrition Resources

Nutrition Resources – Websites, Blogs and Online Publications
Nutrition Resources
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Following is a sampling of nutrition resources I have found useful.

Eating Disorder Nutrition & Related Resources
Other Mental Health & Nutrition Resources
Nutrition resourcesSelf-help and Clinical Focused Nutrition Resources
  • Almost Anorexic i Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem?, Jennifer Thomas, PhD and Jenni Schaeffer
  • Body Respect – What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, Linda Bacon, PhD & Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD
  • Body Wars, Margo Maine, PhD
  • Brainstorm – The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Daniel J. Siegel, MD
  • Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson, PhD with Richard Mendius, MD
  • Child of Mine – Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful, Susan Albers, PsyD
  • The Eating Disorder Sourcebook, Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFCC
  • Eating Disorders – A Guide to Medical Care and Complications, Philip S. Mehler, MD and Arnold E. Andersen, MD
  • Eating in the Light of the Moon – How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food through Myths, Metaphors & Storytelling, Anita Johnston, PhD
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  • Eating Mindfully, Susan Albers, PsyD
  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat – How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle, Michelle May, MD
  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating – a mindful eating program for healing your relationship with food and your body, Michelle May, MD & Kari Anderson, DBH, LPC
  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT & Gwen Schubert Grabb, MA, MFT
  • Embody – Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), Connie Sobczak
  • The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW
  • Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, Jenni Schaeffer
  • Nutrition resourcesThe Happiness Trap – How to Stop Struggling and Start Living, Russ Harris (physician, psychotherapist)
  • Health at Every Size, Linda Bacon, PhD
  • Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA, CEDRD
  • Life Without Ed, Jenni Schaeffer
  • Meal by Meal – 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance Through Mindful Eating, Donald Altman
  • Mindless Eating, Brian Wansink, PhD
  • Food and Feelings Workbook, Karen Koenig, LCSW, Med
  • Knock Out Dieting – Create Peace Between You, Your Body and Your Food, Signe Darpinian
  • Living with your Body and Other Things You Hate, Emily Sandoz, PhD, Troy DuFrene
  • Making Peace with Your Plate, Robyn Cruze and Espra Andrus, LCSW
  • 100 Questions & Answers about Eating Disorders, Carolyn Costing, LMFT, MA, MEd
  • The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD and Nancy Matsumoto
  • Play – How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, Stuart Brown, MD
  • The Rules of Normal Eating – A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between, Karen Koenig, LCSW, Med
  • Self-Compassion – The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff, PhD
  • The Teenage Brain, Frances E. Jensen, MD
  • Your Child’s Weight – Helping Without Harming, Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD
  • The Willpower Instinct – How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, Kelly McGonigal, PhD


Nutrition ResourcesBooks About Food & Culture

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Bet the Farm – How Food Stopped Being Food, Frederick Kaufman
  • Cooked, Michael Pollan
  • Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
  • Food Fight, Kelly D. Browned, PhD and Katherine Battle Horgan, PhD
  • Food, Inc., Edited by Karl Weber (collection of essays)
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  • Food Politics, Marion Nestle
  • In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
  • The Jungle Effect, Daphne Miller, MD
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
  • Pandora’s Lunch Box – How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, Melanie Warner
  • Salt, Sugar, Fat, Michael Moss
  • The Third Plate – Field Notes on the Future of Food, Dan Barber
  • What the World Eats, Faith D’Alusio and Peter Menzel
  • What to Eat – An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating, Marion Nestle


Additional Nutrition & Related Resources 

NOLS Backcountry Nutrition: Eating Beyond the Basics
by Mary Howley Ryan (2008)

Nutrition resources

We all know the basics to survive in the backcountry includes enough food and water. This book goes beyond the basics to help you understand how to thrive on your backcountry adventure – especially longer trips when good nutrition is key.

This nutrition field guide is the culmination of a relationship with the National Outdoor Leadership School that began with a nutrition study of NOLS rations during an internship in 1999. A great companion to the NOLS Cookery, this is the book you read before you begin meal planning to help guide you towards the foods that will enhance your backcountry experience.