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Current, practical information in a real-world context for future nurses and health care professionals. Designed for the clinical nutrition and/or diet therapy nutrition course, NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE is a trusted text that demonstrates the important role of nutrition to future nurses and health care professionals in their future careers. The text begins by covering basic nutrition concepts and followed by clinical topics organized by organ systems, linking nutrition to different disease states, such as diabetes, renal disease, and liver disorders. Each chapter includes practical information, current research, and clinical practice guidelines for addressing nutrition concerns and incorporating nutrition into care plans. Valuable supplements accompany this text to help instructors prepare for class and to help students succeed in their course.
Ellie Whitney, Ph.D. grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote newspaper columns on environmental matters for the TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spen three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES (Pineapple Press, 2004). Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.
Linda Kelly DeBruyne, MS, RD received her BS in 1980 and her MS in 1982 in nutrition and food science at Florida State University. She is a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center in Tallahassee, Florida, where her specialty areas are life cycle nutrition and fitness. Her other publications include the textbooks NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, HEALTH: MAKING LIFE CHOICES, and the multimedia CD-ROM NUTRITION INTERACTIVE. As a consultant for a group of Tallahassee pediatricians, she teaches infant nutrition classes to parents. She is a registered dietititan and maintains a professional membership in the American Dietetic Association.
Kathryn Pinna received her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years and currently teaches nutrition classes at City College of San Francisco. She has also worked as an outpatient dietitian, Internet consultant, and freelance writer. Her other publications include the textbooks Nutrition and Diet Therapy and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. She is a registered dietitian and member of the American Society for Nutrition and the American Dietetic Association.
Sharon Rady Rolfes received her M.S. in nutrition and food science from Florida State University. She is a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on over 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION and NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects. Her volunteer work includes serving on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. She maintains her registration as a dietitian and membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
1. OVERVIEW OF NUTRITION AND HEALTH. Nutrition in Practice: Finding the Truth about Nutrition. 2. DIGESTION AND ABSORPTION. Nutrition in Practice: Food Safety. 3. CARBOHYDRATES. Nutrition in Practice: The Glycemic Index in Nutrition Practice. 4. LIPIDS. Nutrition in Practice: Figuring Out Fats. 5. PROTEIN. Nutrition in Practice: Vegetarian Diets. 6. ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION. Nutrition in Practice: Fad Diets. 7. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT AND UNDERWEIGHT. Nutrition in Practice: Eating Disorders. 8. THE VITAMINS. Nutrition in Practice: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods. 9. WATER AND THE MINERALS. Nutrition in Practice: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. 10. NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN: PREGNANCY AND INFANCY. Nutrition in Practice: Encouraging Successful Breastfeeding. 11. NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE. Nutrition in Practice: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases. 12. NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN: LATER ADULTHOOD. Nutrition in Practice: Hunger and Community Nutrition. 13. NUTRITION CARE AND ASSESSMENT. Nutrition in Practice: Nutritional Genomics. 14. NUTRITION INTERVENTION AND DIET-DRUG INTERACTIONS. Nutrition in Practice: Complementary and Alternative Therapies. 15. ENTERAL AND PARENTERAL NUTRITION SUPPORT. Nutrition in Practice: Inborn Errors of Metabolism. 16. NUTRITION IN METABOLIC AND RESPIRATORY STRESS. Nutrition in Practice: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome. 17. NUTRITION AND UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS. Nutrition in Practice: Nutrition and Oral Health. 18. NUTRITION AND LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS. Nutrition in Practice: Probiotics and Intestinal Health. 19. NUTRITION AND LIVER DISEASES. Nutrition in Practice: Alcohol in Health and Disease. 20. NUTRITION AND DIABETES MELLITUS. Nutrition in Practice: Metabolic Syndrome. 21. NUTRITION AND DISORDERS OF THE HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS. Nutrition in Practice: Helping People with Feeding Disabilities. 22. NUTRITION AND RENAL DISEASES. Nutrition in Practice: Dialysis. 23. NUTRITION, CANCER, AND HIV INFECTION. Nutrition in Practice: Ethical Issues in Nutrition Care.