Nutrition: An Applied Approach, 5th edition

  • Janice J. Thompson, 
  • Melinda Manore

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With Nutrition: An Applied Approach you'll explore key areas of nutrition and learn how to apply nutrition concepts to your daily life for success in this course and beyond. The text introduces non-majors to nutrition with an innovative format that promotes long-term learning without rote memorization. Key focus areas include: functions of vitamins and minerals in the body, fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy metabolism, and blood health.

The 5th Edition includes new chapters on food equity, sustainability, and obesity. A new suite of ABC News Videos and Focus Figures explore nutrition, human disease, and nutrients found in food. Each chapter now includes Learning Outcomes and a new study plan to help you grasp and retain even the most difficult concepts.

Published by Pearson (November 13th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780134890586

Subject: Health & Kinesiology

Category: Nutrition

Table of contents

1. Nutrition: Linking Food and Health
In Depth: New Frontiers in Nutrition and Health
2. Designing a Healthful Diet
In Depth: Healthful Dietary Patterns
3. The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?
In Depth: Disorders Related to Specific Foods
4. Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
In Depth: Diabetes
5. Fats: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients
In Depth: Cardiovascular Disease
6. Proteins: Crucial Components of all Body Tissues
In Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers
7. Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
In Depth: Alcohol
8. Nutrients Essential to Key Body Functions
In Depth: Cancer
9. Nutrients Essential to Healthy Tissues
In Depth: Osteoporosis
10. Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
In Depth: Obesity
11. Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
In Depth: Disorders Related to Body Image, Eating, and Exercise
12. Food Safety and Technology: Impact on Consumers
In Depth: The Safety and Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements
13. Food Security, Equity, and Sustainability: The Challenge of "Good" Food
In Depth: Malnutrition
14. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
In Depth: The Fetal Environment: A Lasting Impression
15. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood
In Depth: Searching for the Fountain of Youth

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