Synopses & Reviews
This best-selling introductory nutrition text is praised for its approachable narrative, engaging presentation, and careful explanations. The new Thirteenth Edition of Whitney and Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION takes the study of nutrition to a new level with an integrated pedagogy and an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources. From its beautiful and carefully developed art program to its strong science base, contemporary coverage, and market-leading supplements, the Thirteenth Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standard for texts in this market. This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger. UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with students--engaging them as it teaches the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. Take a fresh look at UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION.
About the Author
Ellie Whitney, PhD is a registered dietician and a former faculty member at Florida State University and Florida A&M University. She now devotes her time to research, writing, and consulting on nutrition, health, and environmental issues. Her earlier publications include articles in SCIENCE, GENETICS, and other journals. Her other textbooks include NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, 13th EDITION; UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 10th EDITION; and NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, 7th EDITION, all with Cengage Learning. Dr. Whitney also recently co-authored PRICELESS FLORIDA (Pineapple Press), a comprehensive text examining the ecosystems of her home state. Her other interests include energy conservation, solar energy use, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration. Dr. Whitney received her BA in biology from Radcliffe College and her PhD in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. Sharon Rady Rolfes is a registered dietician nutritionist and a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 10th EDITION. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects, and volunteers on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ms. Rady Rolfes received her MS in nutrition and food science from Florida State University.
Table of Contents
1. An Overview of Nutrition. Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News. 2. Planning a Healthy Diet. Highlight: Vegetarian Diets. 3. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport. Highlight: Common Digestive Problems. 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers. Highlight: Carbs, Calories, and Controversies. 5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols. Highlight: High-Fat Foods--Friend or Foe? 6. Protein: Amino Acids. Highlight: Nutritional Genomics. 7. Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions. Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition. 8. Energy Balance and Body Composition. Highlight: Eating Disorders. 9. Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight. Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again. 10. The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C. Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. 11. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention. 12. Water and the Major Minerals. Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium. 13. The Trace Minerals. Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods. 14. Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations. Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids. 15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation. Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence. Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases. 17. Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years. Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions. 18. Diet and Health. Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 19. Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water. Highlight: Food Biotechnology. 20. Hunger and the Global Environment. Highlight: Environmentally-Friendly Food Choices. Appendix A Cells, Hormones, and Nerves. Appendix B Basic Chemistry Concepts. Appendix C Biochemical Structures and Pathways. Appendix D Measures of Protein Quality. Appendix E Nutrition Assessment. Appendix F Physical Activity and Energy Requirements. Appendix G United States: Exchange Lists. Appendix H Table of Food Composition. Appendix I WHO: Nutrition. Recommendations Canada: Choice. System and Guidelines. Appendix J Healthy People 2010. Glossary. Index. Dietary Reference Intakes. Aids to Calculations. Daily Values for Food Labels. Glossary of Nutrient Measures. Body Mass Index.