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Understanding Nutrition: Dietary Guidelines Update,
14th Edition

Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes

ISBN-13: 9781337276092 | ISBN-10: 133727609x

Copyright 2016

| Published 2016

List Price USD $286.95

Overview

With more than 1 million readers, bestselling UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION emphasizes strong science and nutrition basics, hands-on learning, and the most current coverage available. Packaged with the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, the 14th Edition includes new and updated topics in every chapter, quick-reference tables, expansive weight loss information, thorough coverage of fitness and energy systems, and much more. Readers quickly connect with the text's approachable writing style and carefully developed art program, and its emphasis on active learning includes a rich variety of ways to help you put what you learn into action. You will also be challenged to evaluate your own dietary choices and set healthy goals through activities in the Diet & Wellness Plus digital app. In addition, through the MindTap for Nutrition companion online program, you can create a customizable learning path to walk you step by step through the course.

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Meet the Authors

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Ellie Whitney grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote numerous newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spent three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species. Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.

Sharon Rady Rolfes received her MS in nutrition and food science from Florida State University. She is a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several college nutrition textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, and UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects. Her volunteer work includes delivering food to the hungry and homeless in her community. She maintains her registration as a dietitian nutritionist and her membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Thought-Provoking Highlights: Each chapter "Highlight" now features Critical Thinking Questions designed to help readers develop clear, rational, open-minded, and informed thoughts based on the evidence presented in the text. These critical-thinking skills will serve them well beyond the course.
  • MindTap® for Nutrition: You know what's best for your students and you can easily deliver it with MindTap®! Guiding students step by step through their course, MindTap®'s clear and engaging learning path includes powerful student tools and resources, including readings, Diet & Wellness Plus, pop-up tutors, activities, and assessments. Instructors can maximize student and course success by customizing the learning path and adding their favorite resources.
  • Fitness Facts: In addition to a revised section on general fitness, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 14e delves deep into energy systems and fuels to support physical activity, primary fuels for activities at different intensities and durations, symptoms of heat stroke and hypothermia, and other weighty matters.
  • Additional Tables: Equipping students with a quick but thorough reference, new tables have been added throughout the text and include nutrient class summaries, glucose levels for diabetes, blood lipids for heart health, signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, tips to prevent listeriosis, protective factors in breast milk, hints for picky eaters, nutrient roles in immune function, and much more!
  • Expanded Weight Loss: Information to support this always-relevant topic includes new tables for estimating energy expended on basal metabolism or percent body fat at various BMI, FDA-approved weight loss drugs, national strategies to prevent obesity, and popular weight loss diets.
  • Diet Tracking: At the end of each chapter, "Nutrition Portfolio" sections challenge students to evaluate their own dietary choices and set healthy goals through activities in the Diet & Wellness Plus digital app. In addition, informative "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" features provide current, science-based advice to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease through diet and physical activity.
  • Hands-On Practice: Integrated throughout the text, "How To" tasks help readers problem solve and develop practical skills, such as calculating energy intake from carbohydrate, fat, and protein. A "Try It" activity follows each section to give students plenty of practice sharpening their skills.
  • Compelling and Timely Highlights: Every chapter is followed by a "Highlight" section that provides readers with an in-depth look at a current -- and often controversial -- topic that relates to chapter concepts.
  • Emphasis on Key Concepts: Chapters open with learning objectives to help students immediately focus on key concepts. Each learning objective is tied to a "Learn It" section and reinforced with end-of-chapter "Review It" activities. In addition, detachable study cards reinforce the learning objectives with concise "Study It" summaries and "Test It" study questions.
  • Complete and Relevant: UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 14e, begins by introducing the nutrients and thoroughly explaining their work in the body, while later chapters equip students to apply that information to their own and others people's lives.

Table of Contents

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AN OVERVIEW OF NUTRITION.
Food Choices. The Nutrients. The Science of Nutrition. Dietary Reference Intakes.
Nutrition Assessment. Diet and Health. Highlight 1: Nutrition Information and
Misinformation.
PLANNING A HEALTHY DIET.
Principles and Guidelines. Diet-Planning Guides. Food Labels. Highlight 2: Vegetarian
Diets.
DIGESTION, ABSORPTION, AND TRANSPORT.
Digestion. Absorption. The Circulatory Systems. The Health and Regulation of the GI
Tract. Highlight 3: Common Digestive Problems.
THE CARBOHYDRATES: SUGARS, STARCHES, AND FIBERS.
The Chemist's View of Carbohydrates. Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates.
Glucose in the Body. Health Effects and Recommended Intakes of Sugars. Health
Effects and Recommended Intakes of Starch and Fibers. Highlight 4: Carbs, kCalories,
and Controversies.
THE LIPIDS: TRIGLYCERIDES, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, AND STEROLS.
The Chemist's View of Fatty Acids and Triglycerides. The Chemist's View of
Phospholipids and Sterols. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport of Lipids. Lipids in the
Body. Health Effects and Recommended Intakes of Saturated Fats, Trans Fats, and
Cholesterol. Health Effects and Recommended Intakes of Monounsaturated and
Polyunsaturated Fats. Highlight 5: High-Fat Foods—Friend or Foe?
PROTEIN: AMINO ACIDS.
The Chemist's View of Proteins. Digestion and Absorption of Proteins. Proteins in the
Body. Protein in Foods. Health Effects and Recommended Intakes of Protein. Highlight
6: Nutritional Genomics.
ENERGY METABOLISM.
Chemical Reactions in the Body. Breaking Down Nutrients for Energy. Feasting and
Fasting. Highlight 7: Alcohol in the Body.
ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION.
Energy Balance. Energy In: The kCalories Foods Provide. Energy Out: The kCalories the
Body Expends. Body Weight and Body Composition. Highlight 8: Eating Disorders.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT, OBESITY, AND UNDERWEIGHT.
Overweight and Obesity. Causes of Overweight and Obesity. Problems of Overweight
and Obesity. Aggressive Treatments for Obesity. Weight-Loss Strategies. Underweight.
Highlight 9: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet—Again.
THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: B VITAMINS AND VITAMIN C.
The Vitamins—An Overview. The B Vitamins. Vitamin C. Highlight 10: Vitamin and
Mineral Supplements.
THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS, A, D, E, AND K.
Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. Vitamin D. Vitamin E. Vitamin K. Highlight 11:
Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention.
WATER AND THE MAJOR MINERALS.
Water and the Body Fluids. The Minerals—An Overview. The Major Minerals. Highlight
12: Osteoporosis and Calcium.
THE TRACE MINERALS.
The Trace Minerals—An Overview. The Trace Minerals. Contaminant Minerals. Highlight
13: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods.
FITNESS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, NUTRIENTS, AND BODY ADAPTATIONS.
Fitness. Energy Systems and Fuels to Support Activity. Vitamins and Minerals to
Support Activity. Fluids and Electrolytes to Support Activity. Diets for Physically Active
People. Highlight 14: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids.
LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: PREGNANCY AND LACTATION.
Nutrition Prior to Pregnancy. Growth and Development during Pregnancy. Maternal
Weight. Nutrition during Pregnancy. High-Risk Pregnancies. Nutrition during Lactation.
Highlight 15: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE.
Nutrition during Infancy. Nutrition during Childhood. Nutrition during Adolescence.
Highlight 16: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases.
LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: ADULTHOOD AND THE LATER YEARS.
Nutrition and Longevity. The Aging Process. Energy and Nutrient Needs of Older Adults. Nutrition-Related Concerns of Older Adults. Food Choices and Eating Habits of Older Adults. Highlight 17: Nutrient-Drug Interactions.
DIET AND HEALTH.
Nutrition and Infectious Diseases. Nutrition and Chronic Diseases. Cardiovascular
Disease. Hypertension. Diabetes Mellitus. Cancer. Recommendations for Chronic
Diseases. Highlight 18: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
CONSUMER CONCERNS ABOUT FOODS AND WATER.
Foodborne Illnesses. Nutritional Adequacy of Foods and Diets. Environmental
Contaminants. Natural Toxicants in Foods. Pesticides. Food Additives. Consumer
Concerns about Water. Highlight 19: Food Biotechnology.
HUNGER AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.
Hunger in the United States. World Hunger. Malnutrition. The Global Environment.
Highlight 20: Environmentally Friendly Food Choices.
Appendix A: Cells, Hormones, and Nerves.
Appendix B: Basic Chemistry Concepts.
Appendix C: Biochemical Structures and Pathways.
Appendix D: Measures of Protein Quality.
Appendix E: Nutrition Assessment.
Appendix F: Physical Activity and Energy Requirements.
Appendix G: Exchange Lists for Diabetes.
Appendix H: Table of Food Composition.
Appendix I: WHO Nutrition Recommendations.
Appendix J: Healthy People 2020.
Appendix K: Aids to Calculations.
Glossary.
Index.
Study Cards.

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