Synopses & Reviews
With more than 1 million users, NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES remains the nutrition text of choice for majors and non-majors alike. Packed with practical applications and powerful resources, the exciting new eleventh edition equips you with a thorough understanding of important nutrition concepts and tools to make informed and responsible decisions about your own nutrition. Known for its clear explanations that show relevance to readers, the text helps students of all backgrounds learn the basics of nutrition--from being good consumers to understanding the science of nutrition. It is packed with practical applications that support quantitative learning skills, critical-thinking skills, and behavior change. The authors quickly draw you into the study of nutrition through a number of innovative learning tools, including captivating chapter opening "Do You Ever" sections, "Food Feature" and "Consumer Corner" sections, integrated "Key Points," and end-of-chapter "Controversies." An exciting new CengageNOW™ resource site provides a variety of learning aids, including the unique "MyTurn" student video case studies, personalized learning plans, behavior change activities, animations, and much more. Combining a powerful package with comprehensive, up-to-date, engaging coverage, NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, Eleventh Edition, is the text for you!
This best-selling text offers all of the information you need to understand the basic principles of nutrition through premium content, trend setting technology, and superior learning resources, all designed to make learning easy and interesting. The text includes lots of examples that help bring concepts into perspective and figures, many also made into animations, that help bring them to life. Open a chapter to see the "Do you everà" sections, which include interesting questions that you may wonder about, but not know the answer. The integrated "Key Point" sections recap section material to ensure you have captured the main points before moving on to the next ones. There are also end-of-chapter "Controversies" that highlight current research on emerging topics, like diabetes and vitamin supplements. Plus, beyond the pages of the text, there is a new ThomsonNOW™ web site that includes review questions, a personalized study plan, animations, and a bunch of other study tools. Whether looking for a text full of up-to-date information, a text that is enjoyable to read, or a text that offers a variety of learning tools to help you succeed in the course, NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES is the text for you!
NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES provides practical applications and accessible explanations to dispel common misconceptions about nutrition and empower readers to make informed, healthier choices.
About the Author
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., received her B.A. in biology from Radcliffe College in 1960 and her Ph.D. in biology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1970. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University and a dietitian registered with the American Dietetic Association, she now devotes all her time to research, writing, and consulting in nutrition, health, and environmental issues. Her earlier publications include articles in SCIENCE, GENETICS, and other journals. Her textbooks include NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES; UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION; UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION; NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY; and NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, all with Wadsworth. She also recently co-authored PRICELESS FLORIDA (Pineapple Press), a comprehensive text examining the ecosystems in her home state. Her additional interests include energy conservation, solar energy use, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration.
Table of Contents
1. Food Choices and Human Health. Controversy 1: Sorting the Impostors From the Real Nutrition Experts. 2. Nutrition Tools--Standards and Guidelines. Controversy 2: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise? What Do They Deliver? 3. The Remarkable Body. Controversy 3: Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber. Controversy 4: Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners: Are They Bad for You? 5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols. Controversy 5: High-Fat Foods: Which to Choose for Good Health? 6. The Proteins and Amino Acids. Controversy 6: Vegetarian and Meat-Containing Diets: What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls? 7. The Vitamins. Controversy 7: Vitamin Supplements: Who Benefits? 8. Water and Minerals. Controversy 8: Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risks? 9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight. Controversy 9: The Perils of Eating Disorders. 10. Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Bodys Responses. Controversy 10: Erogogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, or Dangers? 11. Diet and Health. Controversy 11: The Obesity Epidemic: How Can We Gain Control? 12. Food Safety and Food Technology. Controversy 12: Organic Foods and Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Pros and Cons? 13. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant. Controversy 13: Childhood Obesity and Early Chronic Diseases. 14. Child, Teen, and Older Adult. Controversy 14: Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned? 15. Hunger and Global Environment. Controversy 15: Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward. Appendix A: Table of Food Composition. Appendix B: Canadiana: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels. Appendix C: Aids to Calculation. Appendix D: U.S. Food Exchange System. Appendix E: Nutrition Resources. Appendix F: Reference Notes. Appendix G: Answers to Self-Check Questions. Appendix H: Physical Activity and Energy Requirements. Glossary. Index.