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Overview

Williams’ Basic Nutrition & Diet Therapy is a market leader for a reason - it provides coverage of hot topics, emerging trends, and cutting edge research, plus all the essentials for providing the best nutrition care. You’ll love it for the clear, conversational writing style and vivid illustrations that guide you from fundamental concepts of nutrition to the application of those concepts in clinical practice.

• UNIQUE! Content threads share features with other LPN/LVN titles from Elsevier for a consistent learning experience.
• Case studies in clinical care chapters
focus on related patient care problems.
Critical thinking questions challenge you to analyze, apply, and combine concepts.
Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how a patient's culture can affect nutritional concepts in practice.
Clinical Applications and For Further Focus boxes
highlight hot topics and analyze concepts and trends in depth.
Chapter Challenges use true/false, multiple-choice, and matching questions to test your understanding of chapter content.
Key concepts, key terms, and chapter summaries help you study more effectively and master essential content.
Diet therapy guidelines include recommendations, restrictions, and sample diets for a number of major clinical conditions.
Further Readings and Resources in each chapter provide focused and up-to-date print, multimedia, and online resources to supplement learning.
• Useful appendixes
include information on cholesterol content, fiber content, cultural and religious dietary patterns, and more.

NEW! Completely updated content incorporates Dietary Guidelines 2010 and Healthy People 2020 information throughout the text to ensure you have the most up-to-date content available.
NEW! Colorful and engaging design makes key content easy to find and more engaging with graphic artwork and vivid images of food.
NEW! Updated illustrations visually clarify important concepts and reflect current clinical practice.
NEW! Integrated assets in Pageburst version:

• ADA Nutrition Care Process
• Case Studies - Answers
• Challenge Questions and Answers
• Critical Thinking Question Answers
• Growth Charts and Food Composition Table
• Appendixes 1 & 2
• Nutritrac 5.0

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a welcome update of a complete introductory overview of nutrition and its application to the human body. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain basic nutrition principles and their application in an easy-to-understand method. The book does just that and makes it very easy for beginners to understand all the topics quite well.
Audience: The book is intended primarily as an introduction for vocational and associate degree nursing students and dietary aides, and it is perfect for these groups. However, it also is an excellent introduction for any individual interested in nutrition.
Features: The four parts include an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition science, nutrition through the life cycle, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition. Each chapter contains key concepts, basic definitions, cultural considerations, and a summary as well as critical thinking questions and chapter challenge questions. Many text boxes contain more information about selected topics, such as key sources of each vitamin and mineral. The chapters are visually appealing and easy to navigate. The appendixes are very helpful, including key nutrient sources, as well as the Exchange Lists for Diabetes Meal Planning and the Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide. The book comes with a CD-ROM of Nutritrac Version IV, a program to calculate food intake and energy expenditure. Finally, there is a free Internet resource that students can use that includes additional case studies and questions to gain further insight into each topic.
Assessment: This is an excellent introductory textbook for healthcare professionals and others interested in nutrition and this edition is a much-needed update.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323083478
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 82,099
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: Introduction to Basic Principles of Nutritional Science

  1. Food, Nutrition, and Health
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Fats
  4. Proteins
  5. Digestion, Absorption, Transport, and Metabolism
  6. Energy Balance
  7. Vitamins
  8. Minerals
  9. Water Balance
  10. PART 2: Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle

  11. Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation
  12. Nutrition in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
  13. Nutrition for Adults: The Early, Middle, and Later Years
  14. PART 3: Community Nutrition and Health Care

  15. Community Food Supply and Health
  16. Food Habits and Cultural Patterns
  17. Weight Management
  18. Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  19. PART 4: Clinical Nutrition

  20. Nutritional Care
  21. Gastrointestinal and Accessory Organ Problems
  22. Coronary Heart Disease and Hypertension
  23. Diabetes Mellitus
  24. Kidney Disease
  25. Surgery and Nutrition Support
  26. Nutrition Support in Cancer and HIV/AIDS

Appendixes

Glossary

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