The survey covers five settings in depth: schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly population, prisons, and the armed forces. This is a well-researched, well-written, useful, and surprisingly entertaining book. Because the challenges mealtimes present are timeless and universal, this book's interest and value extend beyond the United Kingdom and the obvious audience of dieticians and nurses. The section on hospitals underscores that the consistent provision of appetizing and appropriate meals demands coordinated action by virtually every department of hospitals, clinical and nonclinical alike; it should be required reading for hospital executives and management teams, in addition to the leadership of every clinical department. The same could be said of the relevant chapters for the leaders of the other institutional settings.