Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, MyPlate Update

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Cengage Learning, Dec 6, 2011 - Medical - 848 pages
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Why not have it ALL for your Introductory Nutrition course? With Sizer/Whitney's NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, MYPLATE UPDATE, 12e you can! A trusted author team with unparalleled research and excellent writing A modern textbook thoroughly updated with 2010 Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and Healthy People 2020. A superior program integrated with market-leading Diet Analysis software to meet all teaching and learning objectives. Updated with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and Healthy People 2020, NUTRITON: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, MYPLATE UPDATE, continues to focus on core nutrition principles and their personal applications while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge. The authors' lively, approachable writing style gives students just the right amount of detail--striking the perfect balance between scientific research, core concepts, and applications that provide a meaningful context for students. Drawing readers into the study of nutrition, the text dispels students' existing misconceptions, and empowers them to make better nutrition choices and enact real, lasting behavior change.
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Contents

Preface
Food Choices and Human Health
Nutrition ToolsStandards and Guidelines
xxiii
The Remarkable Body
lxii
Carbohydrates Sugar Starch Glycogen and Fiber
xcix
The Lipids Fats Oils Phospholipids and Sterols
iii
The Proteins and Amino Acids
xliii
The Vitamins
lxxx
Nutrients Physical Activity and the Bodys Responses
xxiv
Diet and Health
lxi
Food Safety and Food Technology
xcix
Life Cycle Nutrition Mother and Infant
cxliv
Child Teen and Older Adult
clxxxv
Hunger and the Global Environment
ccxxvii
Appendixes
A-1
Glossary
83

Water and Minerals
lxxiv
Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight
cxxii

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About the author (2011)

Frances Sizer, M.S., RD, FADA, is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is also a founding member and vice president of Nutrition and Health Associates, a Florida-based information and resource center that maintains an online bibliographic database tracking system that conducts research in more than 1,000 topic areas of nutrition. In addition to the best-selling NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, Sizer was a primary author of the first ever instructional and animated NUTRITION INTERACTIVE CD-ROM (Cengage Wadsworth). Her previous publications include NUTRITION CLINICS, a monograph series for health professionals, and the college text THE FITNESS TRIAD: MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND NUTRITION. In addition to writing, enjoying her family, and schooling her horse in dressage, Sizer is also an active board member of ECHO, a local hunger and homelessness relief organization in her community. Sizer received her B.S. and M.S. in nutrition from Florida State University.

Ellie Whitney, Ph.D. 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 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 spen three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES (Pineapple Press, 2004). Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.

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