American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition

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by Roberta Larson Duyff, ADA (American Dietetic Association)
     
 

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"The gold standard, go-to guide for reliable, practical nutrition information."
Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, bestselling author and host of Cooking Channel's Healthy Appetite

Your complete guide to a lifetime of healthy eating from the world's foremost authority on food and nutrition

The choices you make every day about food, nutrition,

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"The gold standard, go-to guide for reliable, practical nutrition information."
Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, bestselling author and host of Cooking Channel's Healthy Appetite

Your complete guide to a lifetime of healthy eating from the world's foremost authority on food and nutrition

The choices you make every day about food, nutrition, and health can have a major impact on your life. This latest edition of the bestselling and award-winning American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide helps you navigate the huge and confusing array of food options to make the most healthful decisions for you and your family. Offering the most reliable food and nutrition information and advice for achieving optimal health, this book is packed with practical tips and flexible guidelines to help you choose nutritious, flavorful, and convenient foods that suit your needs and lifestyle. You'll discover how to put the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans on food choices and physical activity into action, how to use advice represented by USDA's new MyPlate, and how to simply fit more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy, and vegetarian and protein-rich foods into your daily routine. You will find:

  • Smart eating advice for every age and stage of life, including infancy, childhood and teen years,pregnancy, menopause, and older adulthood
  • The latest guidance to prevent and manage today's health concerns, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, metabolic syndrome, food allergies, gluten intolerance, and lactose intolerance
  • Everyday basics on your healthy weight, vegetarian eating, healthy restaurant options, kitchen nutrition, sports nutrition, smart shopping, food safety, dietary supplements, and more
  • Interactive self-checks and websites to help you assess your own food choices and take steps to healthy eating

Including a wealth of quick, easy ways to blend nutrition with great taste at your family table, the American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide will be your go-to source for taking sensible steps toward healthy food choices.

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Reviewer: Emmaline Marie Rasmussen, BS in Dietetics Candidate-2012(UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description: This comprehensive guide effectively conveys food and nutrition information, making it a useful resource for dispelling nutritional myths prevalent in both healthcare and among the general public.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current information and guidelines relating to nutrition, physical activity, and general health and wellness, while addressing current trends and research in these areas. The author provides useful strategies for achieving and maintaining healthful eating habits, covering a broad spectrum of life cycle stages and disease states. She also extensively covers up-to-date research and trends, making it a reliable source to keep readers current.s.
Audience: The author gears the book towards the general public interested in overall healthy eating and wellness. However, with the references to complex health conditions and scientific concepts, the book is appropriate for presenting a wide range of nutrition topics in an introductory course at the college level. It also would be useful for providing healthcare professionals with an overview of relevant nutrition information.
Features: The first section covers general information, guidelines, and tips for living a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity, healthful food choices, and general wellness tips are discussed as are unhealthful behaviors and diets. The second section presents sound nutritional information, covering everything from basic macronutrients to micronutrients, fluid balance, etc. In the following section, previously introduced concepts are applied to initiate a user-friendly dialogue surrounding nutrition and health. The remaining sections present more specific guidelines for populations that may have special or individualized nutritional needs. Recommendations for different life stages and disease conditions are included, along with food sensitivities and therapeutic diets. Supplements are mentioned, but more information relating to potential contraindications and/or medication interactions would be useful. Throughout the book, the author highlights key messages, providing "the bottom line" for readers. Interesting information relating to current trends or misconceptions is also flagged using "Have you ever wondered?" anecdotes.
Assessment: This is an important source of relevant information for students and healthcare professionals. It is an exceptionally user-friendly resource that provides general and individualized recommendations on health and nutrition. This edition provides up-to-date information, enabling readers to stay current in a constantly evolving field.
Reviewer: Emmaline Marie Rasmussen, BS in Dietetics Candidate-2012(UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description: This comprehensive guide effectively conveys food and nutrition information, making it a useful resource for dispelling nutritional myths prevalent in both healthcare and among the general public.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current information and guidelines relating to nutrition, physical activity, and general health and wellness, while addressing current trends and research in these areas. The author provides useful strategies for achieving and maintaining healthful eating habits, covering a broad spectrum of life cycle stages and disease states. She also extensively covers up-to-date research and trends, making it a reliable source to keep readers current.s.
Audience: The author gears the book towards the general public interested in overall healthy eating and wellness. However, with the references to complex health conditions and scientific concepts, the book is appropriate for presenting a wide range of nutrition topics in an introductory course at the college level. It also would be useful for providing healthcare professionals with an overview of relevant nutrition information.
Features: The first section covers general information, guidelines, and tips for living a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity, healthful food choices, and general wellness tips are discussed as are unhealthful behaviors and diets. The second section presents sound nutritional information, covering everything from basic macronutrients to micronutrients, fluid balance, etc. In the following section, previously introduced concepts are applied to initiate a user-friendly dialogue surrounding nutrition and health. The remaining sections present more specific guidelines for populations that may have special or individualized nutritional needs. Recommendations for different life stages and disease conditions are included, along with food sensitivities and therapeutic diets. Supplements are mentioned, but more information relating to potential contraindications and/or medication interactions would be useful. Throughout the book, the author highlights key messages, providing "the bottom line" for readers. Interesting information relating to current trends or misconceptions is also flagged using "Have you ever wondered?" anecdotes.
Assessment: This is an important source of relevant information for students and healthcare professionals. It is an exceptionally user-friendly resource that provides general and individualized recommendations on health and nutrition. This edition provides up-to-date information, enabling readers to stay current in a constantly evolving field.
Library Journal
The American Dietetic Association, along with Duyff, noted food and nutrition consultant, have written a readable and timely book for the lay reader. Some of the topics discussed are the food pyramid, what to eat (and not eat) while taking prescription medicines, preparing your own baby food, nutritional needs of the elderly, eating ostrich meat, the iron content of foods when cooking in iron pots, and the calories in the glue of a postage stamp. Included is a lengthy resource list of associations/organizations that will provide more information. However, an index is not included, and olestra is only briefly mentioned. Duyff gives sound advice, making this a good addition to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Complete Book of Nutrition (St. Martin's, 1990). Recommended for public libraries.Connie Weaver, Bosler Free Lib., Carlisle, Pa.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470912072
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Series:
American Dietetic Association Series
Edition description:
Revised and Updated Edition
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
201,617
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.54(d)

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