"A solid accessible resource for upper grades and adults."
--Library Media Collection, March 2005
"The writing level is suitable for high school readers and up, and the sidebar glossaries of terms highlighted in the essays add to the volumes' usefulness for students. A helpful topical outline organizes the entries by category, and the entries include cross-references where applicable. There are also handy charts, such as the USDA Food Guide Pyramid...This is an excellent choice for smaller public and college collections that can't afford the Human Nutrition set and a good addition for a large library looking to build its consumer health reference collection."
--Library Journal (September 2004)