Introduction to Food Science

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Delmar/Thomson Learning, 2003 - Cooking - 636 pages
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"Introduction to Food Science" provides an overview of the science of foods, from nutrition and digestion to processing and preservation. The material is based on a thorough, easy-to-follow outline that makes developing a lesson plan simple. Each chapter contains a list of learning objectives that help identify important concepts and key words that are essential to the understanding of the material. Tables, charts, graphs and illustrations are inserted throughout the text, providing quick and understandable access to information. The "student activities" section at the end of each chapter provide opportunities to directly apply material. The text also provides insight into career opportunities for those interested in working within food science industries.

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About the author (2003)

Rick Parker, PhD, served as division director and instructor at the College of Southern Idaho for 19 years. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Currently, he serves as the Director for AgroKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, he is the Editor for the peer-reviewed NACTA Journal, which focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning. He also teaches and conducts workshops for AgrowKnowledge. He has been on the editorial review board for the American Society of Animal Science. Dr. Parker is also the author of the following Delmar, Cengage Learning texts: Introduction to Plant Science, Introduction to Food Science, Plant and Soil Science, and Equine Science (Third Edition). He is also the co-author of Fundamentals of Plant Science.

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