Discovering Nutrition

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 18, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 792 pages
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Written for non-majors, Discovering Nutrition, Fifth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. The text focuses on teaching behavioral change, personal decision making, and up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the robust, interactive learning tools and study aids highlighted throughout the text. The Fifth Edition incorporates a new feature, Culture Corner, which introduces individuals within a variety of cultures, and discusses their nutritional customs and behaviors. It also examines the latest discoveries and dietary guidelines and empahsises how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

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Nutrients and Nourishment
Tools for a Healthful Diet
From Food to Fuel
Simple Sugars and Complex Chains
Spotlight on Alcohol
Not Just Fat
Function Follows Form
Vital Keys to Health
The Faces of Global Malnutrition
Microbial Threats and Genetic Engineering
Appendix A Dietary Reference Intakes
Appendix B USDA Food Intake Patterns
Appendix C Nutrition and Health for Canadians
Appendix D Nutrition Assessment Methods

Spotlight on Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods
The Ocean Within
Spotlight on Metabolism and Energy Balance
Chapter 9 Nutrition for Physical Performance
Spotlight on Eating Disorders
Chapter 10 Diet and Health
The Expanding Challenges
Maternal and Infant Nutrition
From Childhood Through Older Adulthood
Appendix E Vitamin and Mineral Summary Tables
Appendix F The Gastrointestinal Tract
Appendix G ATP produced from Macronutrients
Appendix H Major Metabolic Pathways
Appendix I Food Safety Tables
Appendix J Information Resources
Appendix K Calculations and Conversions

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Dr. Insel is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In addition to being the Principal Investigator on several NIH nutrition projects, he is the senior author of the seminal text in health education and has co-authored several best-selling nutrition books.

Mr. Ross is co-director of the California Institute of Human Nutrition. For 15 years he has created health and nutrition educational materials for consumers, professionals, and college students. He has special expertise in communicating complicated physiological processes with easily understood graphical presentations. NIH selected his Travels with Cholesterol for distribution to consumers. His multidisciplinary focus brings together the fields of psychology, nutrition, biochemistry, and medicine.

Dr. Bernstein received her dietitian registration with the American Dietetics Association upon completion of a coordinated nutrition program at Syracuse University. After working as a clinical dietitian in the Boston area, she went on to complete her Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees at Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Her graduate studies at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging focused on Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology with a concentration on Geriatrics. Dr Bernstein's thesis research merged these fields as she investigated the effects of diet and physical activity on the overall health and well-being of elders. While in graduate school, she worked as an adjunct professor and a consulting dietitian in private practice. Following her graduation in 1994, Dr. Bernstein continued teaching both traditional and online nutrition courses. In 2006, Dr Bernstein joined the Nutrition Department faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as an Assistant Professor. Dr Bernstein has contributed to and authored numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal publications on the topics of nutrition for Older Adults. Dr Bernstein is currently Licensed as a Dietitian by the state of Ohio.

Kimberley A. McMahon received her registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics upon completion of a nutrition program at Montana State University, and Dietetic Internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Kimberley's graduate studies at Utah State University investigated person's success with behavior and weight management as it relates to personality psychology and the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting themselves. Kimberley has taught nutrition courses at Utah State University and Northern Kentucky University in both traditional and online settings including basic nutrition, advanced nutrition, medical terminology, nutrition for exercise and sport, dietetics administration, and clinical nutrition. Kimberley is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition & Human Performance at Logan University. In addition to Nutrition and Discovering Nutrition, she is co-author of Eat Right! Healthy Eating in College and Beyond. Her interests and experience are in the areas of wellness, weight managements, sports nutrition, and eating disorders. Kimberley is currently licensed as a Dietitian in the state of Indianapolis.

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