ISBN13:978-0495560081 ISBN10: 0495560081 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0495560906 ISBN10: 0495560901
Summary: This text covers the essentials of nutrition at a basic level with little discussion of physiology or biochemistry, emphasizing the practical application of nutrition principles to everyday life. The book's topics are organized in the same way as most introductory courses are organized but all of the information is presented in just eleven chapters and 600 pages making it the briefest textbook available. The text's many unique and interactive features, such as Nutrit
ion Scorecard and The Savvy Diner, reflect its consumer-oriented approach and invite the reader to explore ways in which to make healthful nutrition choices.
Summary: This text covers the essentials of nutrition at a basic level with little discussion of physiology or biochemistry, emphasizing the practical application of nutrition principles to everyday life. The book's topics are organized in the same way as most introductory courses are organized but all of the information is presented in just eleven chapters and 600 pages making it the briefest textbook available. The text's many unique and interactive features, such as Nutrition Scorecard and The Savvy Diner, reflect its consumer-oriented approach and invite the reader to explore ways in which to make healthful nutrition choices. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 12/19/2008 International: No
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Dr. Marie A. Boyle is Adjunct Professor and former Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, and is editor of the new "Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition" for Haworth Press. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine, and received her MS and PhD in Nutrition from Florida State University. Marie Boyle is the author of two successful texts, PERSONAL NUTRITION, 6th Edition, coauthored with Sara Long (Thomson, 2007), and C
SARA LONG ROTH, PhD, RD, is Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to obtaining her PhD in health education, she practiced as a clinical dietitian for 11 years. Her specialty areas are medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and food and nutrition assessment. She is an active leader in national, state, and district dietetic associations where she has served in numerous elected and appointed positions, including the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education, and Commission on Dietetic Registration. Dr. Long is coauthor of Understanding Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Case Study Approach, Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach, and Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy. Dr. Long has received various awards and honors for teaching, including Outstanding Dietetic Educator (ADA) and Outstanding Educator for the College of Agricultural Sciences.
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1 The Art of Understanding Nutrition 1 Spotlight: Separating Nutrition Fact from Fiction 19 2 The Pursuit of an Ideal Diet 25 Spotlight: Close-Up on Food Labels 51 3 The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber 59 Spotlight: Dipping Into the Melting Pot 102 4 The Lipids: Fats and Oils 111 Spotlight: Diet and Heart Disease 152 5 The Proteins and Amino Acids 163 Spotlight: The Vegetarian Diet 189 6 The Vitamins 195 Spotlight: The Antioxidant Vitamins 224 7 The Minerals and Water 229 Spotlight: Water - The Most Essential Nutrient 264 8 Weight Control 269 Spotlight: The Eating Disorders 308 9 Nutrition and Fitness 315 Spotlight: Alcohol and Nutrition 353 10 The Life Cycle: Conception Through the Later Years 361 Spotlight: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention 407 11 Food Safety and the Global Food Supply 413 Spotlight: Domestic and World Hunger 449 Appendixes
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