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Overview

PERSONAL NUTRTION, 7th Edition, is written for an undergraduate applied introductory nutrition course found in departments of Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science, and Physical Education. Students taking this course may receive a science credit or general education credit, or they may enroll in the course for personal interest. At twelve chapters, this is the shortest introductory text on the market that also covers a wide variety of nutrition topics. It begins by defining nutrition, examines macro- and micronutrients, and ends by discussing life-cycle and global food issues. The text is accessible and personal—designed to improve a student's understanding of food, nutrition, digestion, and health—and contains very little biochemistry.

Discusses how to analyze food labels, food safety, food sources for nutrients, how to plan a healthy diet, etc.

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Boyle (dietetics, College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ) introduces readers to the complex world of nutrition. She explains in detail about different elements of a nutritious diet, examines weight control and exercise, as well as topics such as aging, nutrition for children and food safety and the global food supply. Quizzes throughout the book help to personalize the material, allowing readers to evaluate their own food habits and needs. Colorful charts, photographs, and drawings enliven the text and help clarify points. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495560081
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 947,040
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Marie Boyle received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University. She is author of PERSONAL NUTRITION and coauthor of COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH. Dr. Boyle is a professor of nutrition, chairperson of the Foods and Nutrition Department, and director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She also teaches online distance courses in public health nutrition for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her other professional activities include membership in the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, as well as serving as an author and reviewer for the latter two organizations. She coauthored the current position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Nations, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition from Taylor & Francis Publishers.

SARA LONG ROTH, PhD, RD, is Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to obtaining her PhD in health education, she practiced as a clinical dietitian for 11 years. Her specialty areas are medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and food and nutrition assessment. She is an active leader in national, state, and district dietetic association's where she has served in numerous elected and appointed positions, including the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education, and Commission on Dietetic Registration. Dr. Long is coauthor of Understanding Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Case Study Approach, Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach, and Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy. Dr. Long has received various awards and honors for teaching, including Outstanding Dietetic Educator (ADA) and Outstanding Educator for the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Table of Contents

1. The Basics of Understanding Nutrition. 2. The Pursuit of a Healthy Diet. 3. Anatomy for Nutrition's Sake. 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber. 5. The Lipids: Fats and Oils. 6. The Proteins and Amino Acids. 7. The Vitamins, Minerals, and Water: A Functional Approach. 8. The Impact of Fluids and Beverages on Nutritional Health. 9. Weight Management. 10. Nutrition and Fitness. 11. The Life Cycle: Conception Through the Later Years. 12. Food Safety and the Global Food Supply. Appendix A: Aids to Calculations and the Food Exchange System. Appendix B: Canadian Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations. Appendix C: Chapter Notes. Appendix D: Answers to Review Questions. Appendix E: Table of Food Composition.

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