Note: For important milestones in the origin and history of calorie counting, see my blog post, Origins of Calorie Counting. This is an unadorned, plain list of all the related historical documents I’ve found that have a historical relation to introducing, explaining, promoting, or otherwise impacting the early development of the idea of calorie counting.
1886: Atkinson – The Food Question in America and Europe or The Public Victualing Department
Wilbur O. Atwater – The Century Magazine, 1887-1888 (7 article series)
1887: The Chemistry of Foods and Nutrition, I. The Composition of Our Bodies and Our Food
1887: How Food Nourishes the Body; The Chemistry of Foods and Nutrition II.
1887: The Potential Energy of Food; The Chemistry and Economy of Food III.
1887: The Digestibility of Food; The Chemistry of Foods and Nutrition IV.
1888: Pecuniary Economy of Food; The Chemistry of Foods and Nutrition V.
1888: Foods and Beverages; The Chemistry of Foods and Nutrition VI.
1888: What We Should Eat VII.
1889: Atwater – Food and Health
1894: Atwater – Foods: Nutritive Value and Cost
1895: Atwater – USDA Food and Diet
1895: Atwater – Methods and Results of Investigations on the Chemistry and Economy of Food – USDA Bulletin No. 21
1896: Atkinson – The Science of Nutrition, Treatise Upon the Science of Nutrition, Fourth Edition
1897: Atwater – A Digest of Metabolism Experiments in Which the Balance of Income and Outgo was Determined
1897: Atwater – How Food is Used in the Body, Experiments with Men in a Respiration Apparatus
1899: Atwater – Experiments on the Metabolism of Matter and Energy in the Human Body
1905: Atwater – A Respiration Calorimeter with Appliances for the Direct Determination of Oxygen
1905: Einhorn – Practical Problems of Diet and Nutrition
1906: Atwater – Principles of Nutrition and Nutritive Value of Food – USDA Bulletin No. 142
1906: Fisher, Irving – A new method for indicating food values
1907: Chittenden, Russell – The Nutrition of Man
1907: New York Times – We All Eat Too Much
1909: Sinclair, Upton and Williams, Michael – Good Health and How We Won It
1913: Conley – Nutrition and Diet
1915: Fisher, Irving and Fisk, Eugene – How to Live
1918: Peters, Lulu Hunt – Diet and Health with Key to the Calories
1919: Lusk, Graham – The Elements Of The Science Of Nutrition