Nutrition Now / Edition 7

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Overview

NUTRITION NOW introduces non-major students to the science of nutrition while engaging them through active learning exercises and applied, real-world examples. This text's unique modular format (33 units) helps students focus on critical content by organizing the material into smaller sections and provides instructors the flexibility to choose which units to cover and modify the order to meet course goals and objectives. This evidence-based text uses a direct, student-friendly writing style that makes content approachable, but not oversimplified. The emphasis on active learning and critical thinking allows instructors to design an interactive environment regardless of class size or format (in classroom or online). NUTRITION NOW offers a flexible option to meet your course needs that will get your students excited about the science of nutrition. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Understanding nutrition labels/what's a healthful diet?/ weight control/proteins & amino acids/fats & cholesterol/etc

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133936534
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 157,456
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith E. Brown is a nutrition researcher, writer and speaker who provides consultation services to the food and pharmaceutical industries, and government health programs. As a Professor Emeritus of the Division of Epidemiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota, she successfully obtained and completed large, competitively funded research grants related to nutrition and health. Her areas of expertise include scientific advising on new product development, advising on product evaluation studies, public speaking to professional groups, consumer-oriented publications on topics specific to health and nutrition, and expert opinion papers on safety and efficacy of nutrients, neutraceuticals, and fortified products. Judy Brown has more than 30 years of instructional experience in the field of nutrition. She has also been involved with writing for several years and has written more than one hundred research articles for publications. She is the author of NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, THIRD EDITION (Wadsworth, 2008). An avid researcher and an exceptional writer and teacher, Judith E. Brown is one of the most influential and respected authors in the field.

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Table of Contents

PART I: NUTRITION BASICS AND TOOLS FOR PLANNING. Unit 1. Key Nutrition Concepts and Terms. Unit 2. The Inside Story about Nutrition and Health. Unit 3. Ways of Knowing about Nutrition. Unit 4. Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels. Unit 5. Nutrition, Attitudes, and Behavior. Unit 6. Healthy Diets, the Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and More. PART II: FOOD IN THE BODY. Unit 7. How the Body Uses Food: Digestion and Absorption. Unit 8. Calories! Food, Energy, and Energy Balance. Unit 9. Obesity to Underweight: The Highs and Lows of Weight Status. Unit 10. Weight Control: The Myths and Realities. Unit 11. Disordered Eating: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Pica. PART III: THE MACRONUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES. Unit 12. Useful Facts about Sugars, Starches, and Fiber. Unit 13. Diabetes Now. Unit 14. Alcohol: The Positives and Negatives. PART IV: THE MACRONUTRIENTS: PROTEIN. Unit 15. Proteins and Amino Acids. Unit 16. Vegetarian Diets. Unit 17. Food Allergies and Intolerances. PART V: THE MACRONUTRIENTS: FAT (MOVE CURRENT UNIT 22 HERE?). Unit 18. Fats and Cholesterol in Health. Unit 19. Nutrition and Heart Disease. PART VI: VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND SUPERFOODS. Unit 20. Vitamins and Your Health. Unit 21. Phytochemicals. Unit 22. Diet and Cancer. Unit 23. Good Things to Know About Minerals. Unit 24. Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods. Unit 25. Water Is an Essential Nutrient. Unit 26. Nutrition-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease. PART VII: NUTRITION AND FITNESS. Unit 27. Nutrition and Physical Fitness for Everyone. Unit 28. Nutrition and Physical Performance. PART VIII: NUTRITION IN THE LIFE CYCLE Unit 29. Good Nutrition for Life: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infantcy. Unit 30. Nutrition for the Growing Years: Childhood through Adolescence. Unit 31. Nutrition and Health Maintenance for Adults of All Ages. PART IX: GLOBAL CONSIDERATIONS. Unit 32. The Multiple Dimensions of Food Safety. Unit 33. Aspects of Global Nutrition.

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