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Understanding Nutrition,
15th Edition

Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes

ISBN-13: 9781337392693 | ISBN-10: 1337392693

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 848 pages

List Price USD $199.95

Overview

The bestselling UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION makes the science of nutrition meaningful and memorable. Updated with the latest available research and the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, the 15th Edition emphasizes active learning and prepares students for their future careers. Authors Whitney and Rolfes draw readers into the study of nutrition with a lively and approachable writing style--dispelling students' existing misconceptions and empowering them to make better nutrition choices and enact lasting behavior change.

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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.

  • UPDATED HIGHLIGHTS: Each chapter is followed by a timely "Highlight" section offering an in-depth look at a current--and often controversial--topic that relates to chapter concepts. Questions at the end of each Highlight help readers develop clear, rational, open-minded and informed thoughts based on the evidence presented in the text--critical-thinking skills that will serve them well beyond the course.
  • NEW GUIDELINES: Content and tables throughout have been updated to reflect the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
  • THE LATEST RESEARCH: Continuing a tradition of cutting-edge coverage, the 15th Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION has been thoroughly revised and updated with the most current research available, as well as emerging trends, issues and developments from the field.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Information to support this always-relevant topic includes up-to-date tables for ghrelin and leptin and SMART goals, recent FDA-approved weight loss drugs, discussions of medical procedures to treat obesity and updated map illustrations showing the prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults.
  • HANDS-ON PRACTICE: Integrated throughout the text, "How To" tasks develop readers' problem-solving and other practical skills, such as calculating energy intake from carbohydrate, fat and protein. A "Try It" activity following each section gives students plenty of practice sharpening their skills.
  • FITNESS FACTS: In addition to thorough coverage of general fitness, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 15th Edition, includes updated protein recommendations for athletes and a table of food sources, a discussion of dietary nitrate as an ergogenic aid, a section on glucose use during physical activity and other weighty matters.
  • QUICK REFERENCE TABLES: Equipping students with a fast but thorough reference, up-to-date tables throughout the text include the USDA Healthy Mediterranean Eating Pattern, 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, carbohydrate recommendations for physical activities and much more.
  • EMPHASIS ON KEY CONCEPTS: Chapters open with Learning Objectives to help students immediately focus on important concepts. Each learning objective is tied to a "Learn It" section and reinforced with end-of-chapter "Review It" sections.
  • COMPLETE AND RELEVANT: UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 15th Edition, 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 other people's lives.

Table of Contents

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1. An Overview of Nutrition
Highlight 1: Nutrition Information and Misinformation
2. Planning a Healthy Diet
Highlight 2: Vegetarian Diets
3. Digestion, Absorption and Transport
Highlight 3: Common Digestive Problems
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches and Fibers
Highlight 4: Carbs, kCalories and Controversies
5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids and Sterols
Highlight 5: High-Fat Foods -- Friend or Foe?
6. Protein: Amino Acids
Highlight 6: Nutritional Genomics
7. Energy Metabolism
Highlight 7: Alcohol in the Body
8. Energy Balance and Body Composition
Highlight 8: Eating Disorders
9. Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity and Underweight
Highlight 9: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet -- Again
10. The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C
Highlight 10: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
11. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins, A, D, E and K
Highlight 11: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention
12. Water and the Major Minerals
Highlight 12: Osteoporosis and Calcium
13. The Trace Minerals
Highlight 13: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods
14. Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients and Body Adaptations
Highlight 14: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids
15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation
Highlight 15: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence
Highlight 16: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases
17. Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years
Highlight 17: Nutrient-Drug Interactions
18. Diet and Health
Highlight 18: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
19. Consumer Concerns About Foods and Water
Highlight 19: Food Biotechnology
20. Hunger and the Global Environment
Highlight 20: Environmentally Friendly Food Choices

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