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The purpose of this study is to provide a resource which can guide media specialists an the selection and use of diet programs found in paperback books and popular magazines. The media specialist can use the results directly as well as use the criteria to evaluate new diets as they appear. The study will evaluate the diets according to the Basic 4 food guide and the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). The results are expected to show that one fourth or less of the diets found in paperback books will meet all the criteria. It is expected that the diets found in magazines will do slightly better. Still over one half will be lacking in one or more of the major nutrients. If the above statements are true, the media specialist has a responsibility to provide wise selection and guidance in the use of such diets found in the media center materials.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Leah Hiland


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