Preparing for the CBNS Exam

Preparing for the CBNS Exam

The certification examination requires significant preparation with emphasis on the specific content domains outlined in the Examination Blueprint. CBNS cannot endorse any textbook as being relevant, correct or complete for the examination. However, we have assembled the following book list based on reports previous candidates have found these references helpful in their preparation.

Book List

  • Berdanier C, Dwyer J, and Feldman, E, Handbook of Nutrition and Food, 3rd ed., CRC Press, 2013.
  • Bouchard C and Ordovas JM, editors, Recent Advances in Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, volume 108, Elsevier, 2012.
  • Bowman B, Russell RM, Present Knowledge in Nutrition, International Life Sciences Institute, 10th ed., 2012.
  • Escott-Stump S, Nutrition and Diagnosis-Related Care, 7th ed., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.
  • Gehlbach, SH, Interpreting the Medical Literature, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
  • Gropper and Smith. Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, 6th ed., Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012.
  • Hark L, and Morrison, G, Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Cased-Based Approach, 4th ed., Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
  • Jones D, Quinn S,Textbook of Functional Medicine, 3rd ed., Institute for Functional Medicine, 2010.
  • Lee RD and Neiman DC, Nutritional Assessment, 6th edition, 2012.
  • Lord RS and Bralley JA, Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine, 2nd ed., 2008.
  • National Restaurant Association, ServSafe Coursebook, 6th edition, 2012.
  • Nelms M and Roth SL, Medical Nutrition Therapy, A Case Study Approach, 4th ed., Cengage Learning, 2013.
  • Pagana, KD and Pagana TJ, Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 5th ed., Elsevier Mosby, 2013.
  • Ross AC, Caballero B, and Cousins R Tucker KL, and Ziegler, TR, Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 11th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2012.
  • Stipanuk MH and Caudill MA, Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Biological Aspects of Human Nutrition, 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2013.