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Nutrition Your Life Science,
3rd Edition

Jennifer Turley, Joan Thompson

ISBN-13: 9780357426821 | ISBN-10: 0357426827

Copyright 2019

| Published 2019

| 576 pages

List Price USD $165.95

Overview

NUTRITION: YOUR LIFE SCIENCE, 3rd Edition, helps you understand the fundamental principles of nutritional science through an interactive, flexible, and fun learning experience. Turley/Thompson gives you a variety of options to learn, review, and demonstrate your knowledge. Use the unique learning aids, including Take-Ten Reflective Questions, Practices, and Bio Beats, to engage with the material and develop a better understanding of how nutrition concepts apply to your own life.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Turley is Brady Distinguished Professor of nutrition and the online nutrition program director at Weber State University. She is also currently head of the Department of Health and Human Performance. She received her Ph.D. degree in nutritional science from the University of Texas at Austin and held a 4-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland. She has been actively involved in teaching, scholarship, and service at WSU for nearly 10 years. Dr. Turley's nutrition specialty areas are cancer and immunity. Her laboratory experiences centered on investigating vitamin E as an anti-cancer agent in human cancer cells and determining novel mechanisms of action for this essential nutrient. She is personally and professionally interested in nutrition and immunity, especially as it relates to food allergies and intolerances, as well as food system sustainability and the personal and environmental benefits of organic foods.

Dr. Thompson is Professor of Nutrition and the Director of the Nutrition Program at Weber State University, where she has been for 27 years. Because the Department of Nutrition is housed in the School of Health and Human Performance, Dr. Thompson has had the opportunity to reach out to young adults and share sound strategies for promoting lifelong good health. Many experiences that Dr. Thompson had during her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley motivated her to pursue career opportunities in the clinical dietetics area. After completing a master's degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Arizona, and doing clinical nutrition research, she was convinced that preventive medicine and lifestyle management are among the keys to life-long health and happiness.

  • Updated with the latest developments in nutrition and refined throughout the text for even greater clarity.
  • "BioBeats" address major themes and organizing principles important to the study of nutrition. They often deal with the biological or chemical underpinnings of how our bodies work, how food becomes fuel, how one's genes affect one's health risks, and so on.
  • "T-Talk" lectures by author Jennifer Turley engage students and cover key concepts in each module (Five T-Talks per module).
  • The integrated modular textbook and online MindTap provide an interactive, engaging learning experience. The seven modules include multiple layers of assessment to prepare students to demonstrate knowledge, apply the information, and master terminology. The automatically-graded assessments include homework questions, case studies, crossword puzzles, and exams.
  • You know what's best for your students and you can deliver it with MindTap for Nutrition! The clear and engaging learning path includes student learning tools—readings, Diet & Wellness Plus, pop-up tutors, activities, and assessments—and guides students through their course. Instructors can easily set their course by customizing the learning path and adding their favorite resources.
  • Learning Goals frame each module at the beginning and end to emphasize the key concepts. In addition, Personal Improvement Goals demonstrate how students can apply the information to their own lives.
  • On-page glossary terms help students learn the unique nutrition terminology throughout each module and focus on learning concepts.
  • "Practices" throughout each module provide problem solving opportunities for students. These include Diet & Wellness Plus, data analysis, and demos.
  • "Quick Review" and "Take Ten Reflective Questions" reinforce key concepts at the end of each unit within a module.

Table of Contents

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1. NUTRITION BASICS.
Nutrition Basics and Terminology. Carbohydrates. Proteins. Lipids/Fats. Vitamins/Minerals, and Water. Summary.
2. TOOLS TO PLAN, MANAGE, AND EVALUATE DIETS.
Food Labels. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). The MyPlate Food Guidance System. Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations. Food Composition Information and the Exchange Lists. Summary.
3. NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND CHRONIC DISEASE.
The Gastrointestinal System. Proteins: From Foods to Cells in the Body. Photosynthesis and Fiber. Carbohydrate Storage and Disorders. Lipids in Heart Disease and Cancer. Summary.
4. THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION IN ENERGY BALANCE, BODY COMPOSITION, WEIGHT CONTROL, AND FITNESS.
Scientific Inquiry Tied to Genetics, Evolution, and Obesity. Energy Balance. Body Composition and Weight Control. Principles of Fitness for Health. Fundamentals of Exercise for Nutrition. Summary.
5. THE VITAMINS AND MINERALS.
Nutrient Issues and Fat-Soluble Vitamins. Water-Soluble Vitamins. Water and the Electrolytes. Major Minerals in Bond and Protein. Trace Minerals. Summary.
6. NUTRITION INFORMATION AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY.
Credibility of Nutrition Information. Food, Drugs, and Supplements. Food Additives. Food Safety: Microbial Growth. Food Issues: Consumer Awareness. Summary.
7. NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN.
Reproductive Fitness and Prenatal Nutrition. Nutrition During Infancy and for Lactation. Childhood Nutrition. Adolescent Nutrition. Nutrition for the Older Adult. Summary.
Appendixes.
Glossary.
Index.

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Nutrition Your Life Science

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