Understanding Nutrition PDF presents the core information of an introductory nutrition course. The early chapters introduce the nutrients and their work in the body, and the later chapters apply that information to people’s lives—describing the role of foods and nutrients in energy balance and weight control, in physical activity, in the life cycle, in disease prevention, in food safety, and in hunger.
Every chapter is followed by a highlight that provides readers with an in-depth look at a current, and often controversial, topic that relates to its companion chapter. For example, Highlight 4 examines the scientific evidence behind some of the current controversies surrounding carbohydrates and their role in weight gain and weight loss. New to this edition are Critical Thinking Questions designed to encourage readers to develop clear, rational, open-minded, and informed thoughts based on the evidence presented in the highlight.
The art and layout in this edition have been carefully designed to be inviting while enhancing student learning. For example, numbered steps have been added to several figures to clarify sequences and processes. In addition, special features help readers identify key concepts and apply nutrition knowledge. For example, when a new term is introduced, it is printed in bold type, and a definition is provided. These definitions often include pronunciations and derivations to facilitate understanding. The glossary at the end of the book includes all defined terms.
The opening paragraph of each chapter—called Nutrition in Your Life—introduces the chapter’s content in a friendly and familiar way. This short paragraph closes with a preview of how readers might apply that content to their daily lives by inviting them to use the Nutrition Portfolio section at the end of the chapter.
The Nutrition Portfolio section at the end of each chapter prompts readers to consider whether their personal choices are meeting the goals presented in the chapter. Most of these assignments include instructions that use the Diet & Wellness Plus program. Such tools help students assess their current choices and make informed decisions about healthy options.
Release: January 1st, 2015.
Pages: 975 (in PDF)
Size: 82 MB
Authors: Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
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