This book `Human Nutrition` is designed to assist the nursing students to acquire knowledge of nutrition for maintenance of optimum health at different stages of life and its application for practice of nursing. An attempt has been made in this book to cover the undergraduate syllabus of `Nutrition` prescribed by Indian Nursing Council. Apart from giving information on basic nutrition related and applied aspects of food science and dietetics are also covered. Special emphasis is laid on present nutritional problems in India like protein energy malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, anaemia and iodine deficiency disorders. The role of nurse in nutrition education is also emphasized. Appropriate tables and figures are given in each chapter to make the concepts clear. Though this book is meant for undergraduate nursing students, medical and paramedical students and those who are doing diploma in nursing will also be benefitted from this book. About The Author: B. Srilakshmi, M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil., is presently working with Indira Gandhi National Open University as Programme In-Charge for M.Sc. (Dietetics and Food Service Management) course at S.C.S. Kothari Academy for Women, Chennai-600010. She has over 25 years of teaching experience. She taught nutrition related subjects to undergraduates and post-graduates at S.V.T. College of Home Science, S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai; and at Anna Adarsh College for Women, Chennai. She actively participated and presented papers at workshops and seminars on nutrition and dietetics; and now serves as consultant for food industries, participates regularly in nutrition programmes conducted by hospitals, medical colleges, pharmaceutical industries, and educational institutions.