Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 805 pages
New Going Green boxes address the nutrition community's concern about the importance of environmental issues in our time. Nutrition Science in Action walks students through science experiments involving nutrition. It presents observations and hypotheses, an experimental plan, and results, conclusions, and discussions that allow students to apply their knowledge of nutrition to real-life experiments outside of the classroom. Position statements from distinguished organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Heart Association bolster the assertions made by the authors by showcasing concurrent opinions held by some of the leading organizations in nutrition and health. Think About It questions at the beginning of each chapter present realistic nutrition-related situations and ask the students to consider how they would behave in such circumstances. Quick Bites offer fun facts about nutrition-related topics such as exotic foods, social customs, origins of phrases, folk remedies, medical history, and so on. For Your Information offers more in-depth treatment of controversial and timely topics, such as unfounded claims about the effects of sugar, whether athletes need more protein, and usefulness of the glycemic index. Label to Table helps students apply their new decision-making skills at the supermarket. It walks students through the various types of information that appear on food labels, including government-mandated terminology, misleading advertising phrases, and amounts of ingredients. What About Bobbie? tracks the eating habits and health-related decisions of a typical college student so that students can apply the material they have learned in the chapter to a typical situation. Try This activities encourage students to put theory into practice. It will especially help students whose major learning style is experimental.
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