Contemporary Nutrition / Edition 9

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Overview

Contemporary Nutrition is a complete and balanced resource for nutrition information written at a level non-science majors can understand. Completely revised and up-to-date with MyPlate, Healthy People 2020 and Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, it provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With a friendly writing style, the authors act as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices.

Contemporary Nutrition emphasizes that a population consists of individuals with varying genetic and cultural backgrounds, and these individuals will have varying responses to diet. The knowledge gained from this text will allow students to personalize nutrition information and empower them to make better choices in their daily lives.

Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Ethnic diets, food guide pyramid illustrations, nutrient density, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073402543
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 97,056
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon M. Wardlaw, Ph.D., has taught introductory nutrition courses to students in the Department of Human Nutrition at The Ohio State University, and at other colleges and universities. Dr. Wardlaw is the author of many articles that have appeared in prominent nutrition, biology, physiology, and biochemistry journals and was the 1985 recipient of the American Dietetic Association’s Mary P. Huddleson Award. Dr. Wardlaw is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences and is certified as a Specialist in Human Nutrition by the American Board of Nutrition. Dr. Wardlaw is currently retired from academia.

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Table of Contents

NUTRITION: A KEY TO HEALTH

Chapter 1: What You Eat and Why

Chapter 2: Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet

Chapter 3: The Human Body: A Nutrition Perspective
THE ENERGY NUTRIENTS AND ENERGY BALANCE

Chapter 4: Carbohydrates

Chapter 5: Lipids

Chapter 6: Proteins

Chapter 7: Energy Balance and Weight Control
VITAMINS, MINERALS AND WATER

Chapter 8: Vitamins

Chapter 9: Water and Minerals
NUTRITION: BEYOND THE NUTRIENTS

Chapter 10: Nutrition: Fitness and Sports

Chapter 11: Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa,
Bulimia Nervosa, and Other Conditions

Chapter 12: Undernutrition Throughout the World

Chapter 13: Safety of Food and Water
NUTRITION: A FOCUS ON THE LIFE STAGES

Chapter 14: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Chapter 15: Nutrition from Infancy through Adolescence

Chapter 16: Nutrition during Adulthood________________________________________
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