Study Guide for Sizer/Whitney's Nutrition Concepts and Controversies, 10th / Edition 10

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The study guide provides students with a detailed review of chapter material, reiterating chapter objectives and key concepts. The guide challenges students with crossword puzzles and matching exercises reviewing glossary terms from the chapter, and probing short answer and essay questions to test the students' overall grasp of the material. Included is a sample test for each chapter, as well as helpful study tips.

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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534406745
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/5/2005
  • Edition description: Study Guide
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.43 (w) x 10.83 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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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