Nutrition

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Despite the abundance of advice on food and diet, more Americans are obese than ever before, diabetes rates are skyrocketing, and more foods are recalled due to contamination. It is high-time for non-biased answers to the question of what is healthy and safe to eat. Nutrition provides those answers.

The book explains basic guidelines for healthy eating, along with the government's role in nutrition. It examines the issues of food safety and technology and the debates about ...

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Overview

Despite the abundance of advice on food and diet, more Americans are obese than ever before, diabetes rates are skyrocketing, and more foods are recalled due to contamination. It is high-time for non-biased answers to the question of what is healthy and safe to eat. Nutrition provides those answers.

The book explains basic guidelines for healthy eating, along with the government's role in nutrition. It examines the issues of food safety and technology and the debates about genetically modified foods, organic foods, and vegetarian dining. Food bans, such as those on transfats are discussed, as are vitamins and supplements. After tracing the history of the study of nutrition and identifying principal researchers, the book examines seven major controversies in nutrition today. This basic guide to healthy eating will give both students and adults the tools they need to choose a diet that is healthy and safe.

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"This reference for students in high school and up addresses seven controversial issues in nutrition: food irradiation, genetically modified food, vitamins and supplements, vegetarianism, organic food, food safety, and bands on fast food and junk food. Background chapters give a brief history of the study of nutrition and the future of nutrigenomics, outline basic principles of nutrition, and explain currently accepted principles of good nutrition for men, women, and children. A section of references and resources includes annotated primary source documents, a nutrition timeline, a directory of organizations, and a glossary. A few B&W photos are also included."

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SciTech Book News

"This guide gives non-biased answers to the questions of nutrition-related issues. . . . This volume is a good basic source for high school and older students as well as the general public who are interested in nutrition issues and the libraries that serve these readers."

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ARBAonline

"Recommended. First-year students and general readers."

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