Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies

by Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, Eleanor Noss Whitney
     
 


NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, 9th focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to students and has made it the leading Nutrition text… See more details below

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NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, 9th focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to students and has made it the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course.

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"I love this book and so do my students. I have been using it for 12years"

"An excellent textbook for students with very little or no experience in nutrition. The authors have done a great job of presenting the facts in a concepts and controversy format. The format helps the reader learn nutrition facts, but also appreciate and understand controversies in the field of nutrition."

"The text is presented in such a manner to invite critical thinking and evaluation of current scientific knowledge."

"Your logical, objective discussion of the pros and cons of supplementation versus a diet rich in antioxidants clarifies many misunderstandings. Great information, excellent presentation!" "The extensive end notes throughout the book provide excellent peer reviewed sources for students to use for term paper presentations."

"The tables provide interesting and useful information and the 'FAQs' are a good way of highlighting material that is of particular interest to students."

Booknews
This book is broken down into chapters on major nutrients, such as carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and lipids, and nutrition throughout the life span, from in-utero, to childhood, adulthood and old age. Sizer, author of several nutrition text books, and Whitney, a researcher and consultant in the nutrition, health, and environmental fields, also include chapters on energy balance and body weight, physical fitness, food safety and technology, and the global environment. Each chapter includes sections on consumerism, maintaining fitness for life, nutrition on the Internet, and controversies in nutrition research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534578398
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
9TH BK&CDR
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.12(h) x 1.11(d)

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