Summary: This book covers nutritional needs over the entire life span, from prenatal to elder years. It focuses on nutrition during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Each life span section features a specialized topic for focus, such as weight control for early adulthood, disease prevention for middle adulthood, and managing the aging process for older adulthood.
Contains Focal Points that highlight special topics related to the chapter's s ...show moretage of life that are based on the latest scientific studies.
Highlights definitions and practical suggestions in the margins of the text.
Extensive appendixes provide an overview of nutrition assessment, dietary standards, food guides, and a table of infant formulas.
Designed to meet the general education requirement in health, a distribution requirement for nursing students, or a core curriculum requirement for nutrition and dietetics majors.
Contains expanded coverage of adulthood issues, especially of the elderly.
Features new issues and additional Focal Points.
Includes expanded coverage of obesity and weight control.
Presents new material on the food pyramid, the RDA, and Dietary Guidelines.
Expanded practical applications concerning the diets of different ethnic groups. ...show less