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Updated to include the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and Healthy People 2020 coverage into the text, NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, MYPLATE UPDATE, provides practical applications and accessible explanations to dispel common misconceptions about nutrition and empower readers to make lasting behavior changes.
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. 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.
1. Food Choices and Human Health. Controversy 1: Sorting the Impostors From the Real Nutrition Experts. 2. Nutrition Tools--Standards and Guidelines. Controversy 2: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise? What Do They Deliver? 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: Are Carbohydrates "Bad" for Health? 5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols. Controversy 5: High-Fat Foods: Which to Choose for Good Health? 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: Who 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: Nutritional Genomics: Can It Deliver on Its Promises? 12. Food Safety and Food Technology. Controversy 12: Organic Foods and Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Pros and Cons? 13. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant. Controversy 13: Childhood Obesity and Early Chronic Diseases. 14. Child, Teen, and Older Adult. Controversy 14: Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned? 15. Hunger and Global Environment. Controversy 15: Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward. Appendix A: Table of Food Composition. Appendix B: Canadian: 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.