Recommended Nutrition & Body Image Books
Eating Disorders & Body Image
Be sure to check out Gurze Books Eating Disorders Resource Catalog
Includes several self-help books (for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive
overeating, compulsive exercise, and body image), as well as books
for family and friends. Below is a sampling.
For Girls & Women:
Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Feeling Good About Your Body
and Self After 40. By Ann Kearney-Cooke, Ph.D. 2004.
Body Love: Learning to Like Our Looks and Ourselves: A Practical
Women. By Frita Freedman, PhD. 2002.
Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies. Margo Maine, PhD.
The Athletic Woman’s Survival Guide: How to Win the Battle Against
Eating Disorders, Amenorrhea, and Osteoporosis. Carol Otis, MD and
Roger Goldingay. 2000.
Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today’s Weight-Obsessed
World. Frances Berg. 1999.
(For middle school-age girls)
The Right Moves: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Fit & Feeling Good.
Tina Schwager & Michelle Schuerger. 2001
Girl Power in the Mirror: A Book about Girls, Their Bodies, and
Themselves. Helen Cordes. 1999
(For high school-age girls)
The Beginner’s Guide to Eating Disorder Recovery. Nancy Kolodny,
MSW, LCSW. 2004.
No Body's Perfect: Stories by Teens about Body Image,
the Search for Identity. Kimberly Kirberger. 2003.
Over It: A Teen’s Guide to Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food &
Weight. Carol Emery Normandi, MS,MFT and Laurelee Roark, MA,CCHT.
Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America. Lynne Luciano. 2001
The Adonis Complex: The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession.
Harrison Pope, MD; Katherine Phillips, MD; and Roberto Olivardia,
Making Weight: Healing Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, and Shape.
Arnold Andersen, MD; Leigh Cohn, MAT, Thomas Holbrook, MD. 2000.
For Friends & Family:
Helping Your Child Overcome an Eating Disorder: What You Can Do at
Home. Bethany Teachman, Marlene Schwartz, Bonnie Gordic and Brenda
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Perspectives and Strategies for Family
and Friends. Michelle Siegel, PhD, Judith Brisman, PhD, and Margot
Weinshel, PhD. 1997.
Your Dieting Daughter: Is She Dying for Attention? Carolyn Costin,
MA, MEd, MFCC. 1997.
For Mom, Dads & Daughters:
Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your
Daughter When She’s Growing Up So Fast. Joe Kelly. 2002.
Nourishing your Daughter: Help Your Child Develop a Healthy
Relationship with Food and Her Body. Carol Beck. 2001.
Like Mother, Like Daughter. Debra Waterhouse, MPH, RD. 1997.
Food, Fun n’ Fitness: Designing Healthy Lifestyles for Our Children.
Mary Friesz, PhD, RD 2002.
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense. Ellyn Satter, MS,
RD, CICSW. 2000
Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, CICSW.
How to Get Your Kid to Eat…But Not Too Much. Ellyn Satter, MS, RD,
General Nutrition & Cookbooks
Eating on the Run. 3rd Edition. Evelyn Tribole, RD. 2004.
Nutrition Logic: Food First, Supplements Second. Marie Dunford, PhD,
The American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food and Nutrition
Guide. 2nd Edition. Roberta Larson Duyff, RD. 2002.
Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas. Brenda Ponichtera, RD. 1998
Lickety-Split Meals for Health Conscious People on the Go. Zonya
Foco, RD. 1998.
Quickflip to Delicious Dinners. Eileen Faughey, MA, RD. 1996.
Fuel for Young Athletes. Ann Litt, MS, RD, LD. 2004
Fueling the Teen Machine. Ellen Shanley and Colleen Thompson. 2001
(For College Students)
The College Student’s Guide to Eating Well on Campus. Ann Litt,
MS, RD, LD. 2000.
The Reluctant, Nervous, Lazy, Broke, Confused College Student's
Cookbook. Joshua Lambert. 2001
Healthy College Cookbook: Quick, Cheap, Easy. Alexandra Nimetz,
Jason Stanley, Emeline Starr. 1999.
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook. 3rd Edition. Nancy Clark,
MS, RD. 2003.
Power Eating: Build Muscle, Gain Energy, Lose Fat. 2nd Edition.
Susan Kleiner, PhD, RD. 2001.
Endurance Sports Nutrition. Suzanne Girard Eberle, MS, RD. 2000.
Vegetarian Nutrition & Cookbooks
Be sure to check out the Vegetarian Resource Group at
for more books.
Meatless Meals for Working People: Quick and Easy Vegetarian
Recipes. 3rd Edition. Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler. 2001.
The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide. Lisa Dorfman, RD. 2000.
Simply Vegan. 3rd Edition. Debra Wasserman and Reed Mangels, PhD,
The Vegetarian Way. Virginia Messina, RD, MPH and Mark Messina, PhD.
Weight Management Books: Non Dieting Approach
Underage & Overweight: America’s Obesity Crisis-What Every Family
Needs to Know. Frances Berg, MS, LN. 2004.
Intuitive Eating: A Recovery Book for the Chronic Dieter. Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RD. 2nd Edition. 2003.
Eating Well, Living Well: When You Can’t Diet Anymore. Glen Gaesser,
PhD and Karin Kratina, MA, RD. 2000.
Don’t Diet, Live It Workbook. Andrea LoBue, LMFCC and Marsea Marcus,
Sheri Barke, MPH, RD
COC, Student Health & Wellness Center