Nutrition : Concepts and Controversies

Overview

NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, TENTH EDITION focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. With its new design, contemporary coverage, and engaging writing style, it remains the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course. Drawing readers into the study of nutrition, the authors have created a number of learning tools that are both ...
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Overview

NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, TENTH EDITION focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. With its new design, contemporary coverage, and engaging writing style, it remains the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course. Drawing readers into the study of nutrition, the authors have created a number of learning tools that are both appealing and accessible. From the chapter content and new "Do You Ever…" sections to the "Food Feature" boxes and end-of-chapter "Controversies," students find the information they need to better understand important nutrition concepts and to make informed and responsible decisions about their own nutrition. Additionally, the "Do It" activities, now available online, on the student CD-ROM, and in a free booklet that can be packaged with the text, students can practice applying their nutrition knowledge. There is also the accompanying NUTRITION CONNECTIONS CD-ROM, a unique resource that includes animations, chapter quizzes, a comprehensive glossary, "Do It!" activities, and Web links. For instructors, we offer a newly redesigned Multimedia Manager that includes PowerPoint® slides, animations, videos, and test questions. We also offer a new JoinIn™ on TurningPoint®, a classroom resource to assess students' knowledge, take attendance, and more. So, whether looking for a text full of up-to-date information, a text that students enjoy reading, a text that offers a robust supplements package, or a text that can engage students and get them excited about studying,NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES is the text for you!
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Editorial Reviews

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534580247
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Edition description: 8TH BK&DK

Meet the Author

Frances Sizer, M.S., RD, FADA, is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is also a founding member and vice president of Nutrition and Health Associates, a Florida-based information and resource center that maintains an online bibliographic database tracking system that conducts research in more than 1,000 topic areas of nutrition. In addition to the best-selling NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, Sizer was a primary author of the first ever instructional and animated NUTRITION INTERACTIVE CD-ROM (Cengage Wadsworth). Her previous publications include NUTRITION CLINICS, a monograph series for health professionals, and the college text THE FITNESS TRIAD: MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND NUTRITION. In addition to writing, enjoying her family, and schooling her horse in dressage, Sizer is also an active board member of ECHO, a local hunger and homelessness relief organization in her community. Sizer received her B.S. and M.S. in nutrition from Florida State University.

Ellie Whitney, Ph.D., received her B.A. in biology from Radcliffe College in 1960 and her Ph.D. in biology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1970. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University and a dietitian registered with the American Dietetic Association, she now devotes all her time to research, writing, and consulting in nutrition, health, and environmental issues. Her earlier publications include articles in SCIENCE, GENETICS, and other journals. Her textbooks include NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES; UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION; UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION; NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY; and NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, all with Wadsworth. Shealso recently co-authored PRICELESS FLORIDA (Pineapple Press), a comprehensive text examining the ecosystems in her home state. Her additional interests include energy conservation, solar energy use, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration.

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Table of Contents

1. Food Choices and Human Health. Controversy
1: Sorting The Impostors From The Real Nutrition Experts.
2. Nutrition Tools-Standards and Guidelines. Controversy
2: Are Some Foods "Super Foods" for Health?
3. The Remarkable Body. Controversy
3: Alcohol And Nutrition: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber. Controversy
4: Sugar And Alternative Sweeteners: Are They Bad For You?
5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols. Controversy
5: High-Fat Foods: Which Are Which?
6. The Proteins and Amino Acids. Controversy
6: Vegetarian and Meat-Containing Diets: What Are The Benefits and Pitfalls?
7. The Vitamins. Controversy
7: Vitamin Supplements: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?
8. Water and Minerals. Controversy
8: Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce The Risks?
9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight. Controversy
9: The Perils Of Eating Disorders.
10. Nutrients, Physical Activity, and The Body's Responses. Controversy
10: Erogogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, Or Dangers?
11. Diet and Health. Controversy
11: Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: Where to Begin?
12. Food Safety and Food Technology. Controversy
12: Genetically Modified Foods: What Are The Pros and Cons?
13. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant. Controversy
13: "Childhood Obesity and Early Development of Chronic Diseases.
14. Child, Teen, and Older Adult. Controversy
14: Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should BeConcerned?
15. Hunger and Global Environment. Controversy
15: Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward.
Appendix A. Table of Food Composition.
Appendix B. Canadiana: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels.
Appendix C. Aids to Calculation.
Appendix D. U.S. Food Exchange System.
Appendix E. Nutrition Resources.
Appendix F. Reference Notes.
Appendix G. Answers to Self-Check Questions.
Appendix H. Physical Activity and Energy Requirements. Glossary. Index.
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