Science of Nutrition, The

Science of Nutrition, The
  • 4th Ed.
  • Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Linda A. Vaughan PhD, RD
  • Janice L. Thompson PhD, FACSM; Melinda M. Manore PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM
  • ISBN-10: 0-134-17509-3 / ISBN-13: 978-0-134-17509-6
  • Nutrition & Dietetics

 

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Description

Helping students navigate nutrition’s tough topics for a deeper understanding

The Science of Nutrition offers the best combination of text and media to help students master the toughest nutrition concepts in the course, while providing the richest support to save instructors’ time. This bestselling, thoroughly current, research-based nutrition text is uniquely organized around the highly regarded functional approach, which organizes vitamins and minerals based on their functions within the body and is easily seen in the organization of the micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) chapters.

The Fourth Edition enhances the student learning story with greater incorporation of learning outcomes throughout the text; an increased visual impact with the inclusion of new Focus Figures, including Meal Focus Figures; and a strong media story with new assets in Mastering Nutrition, including revised nutrition animations. Important hot topics and new research such as the latest dietary guidelines and Nutrition Facts panel, a revised global hunger chapter (to incorporate more coverage of domestic issues, including sustainability and environmental impacts, food equity, politics, etc.), and updated science and source information make this one of the most current texts on the market today.

Features:

Clarify Tough Topics

  • • Rather than requiring rote memorization, the authors present the micronutrients based on their functions (such as fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy metabolism, and blood health and immunity), so that students can fully understand their effects on the body.
  • • In-Depth mini chapters cover the four key areas of Alcohol, Vitamins and Minerals, Phytochemicals, and Disordered Eating, offering instructor’s flexibility in incorporating these key subjects into their course. The Vitamins and Minerals In-Depth serves as an overview of micronutrient basics prior to the functional chapters, while the other In-Depths provide a concise and compelling presentation of key topics.
  • UPDATED! Nutrition Facts Panel and Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer the latest nutritional guidelines (Chapter 2).
  • • Food Source Diagrams provide clear, colorful, and informative images and data graphs of key nutrient food sources.
  • NEW! Additional Focus Figures on tough topics, including the scientific method Vitamin D and calcium regulation, and hormonal control of appetite.
  • NEW! Meal Focus Figures graphically depict the differences in sets of meals, such as a comparison of nutrient density or a comparison of two high-carbohydrate meals, to engage students with useful information.
  • • Comprehensive Study Plan includes a Summary of the major topics covered in the chapter, Test Yourself Answers that follow-up from the beginning of the chapter, Review Questions students use to assess their own retention and understanding of the material, Web Links that provide related web resources for further investigation, and a complete listing of References covering all the citations used in the chapter.
  • • A Test Yourself quiz at the start of each chapter piques students’ interest in the topics to be covered by raising and dispelling common nutrition misperceptions, with answers located at the back of the chapter.
  • • Recaps are brief paragraphs revisiting the core material following major sections that help students review and understand material as it unfolds and help instructors organize review points.
  • • An enhanced art and photo program includes high-quality, accurate images and illustrations that help students visualize and understand both simple and complex functions, and focus on the core information students need to learn.

Boost Critical Thinking

  • • Nutri-Cases are case studies featuring recurring characters with various backgrounds and nutritional needs, drawn from each chapter’s content. By prompting students to think about these issues in a real-world context, Nutri-Cases help students apply the information covered in class to their own lives. In this new edition, the characters better reflect both the traditional core student audience as well as non-traditional students’ issues.
  • REVISED! Nutrition Myth or Fact? feature boxes now appear at the end of chapters due to popular interest and to simplify feature content. In some cases, the former Nutrition Debates section is folded into the narrative or recast as a Highlight box (such as material on sports drinks in Chapter 9).
  • • Highlight boxes provide deeper insight into a variety of compelling topics that students will recognize from the media and popular culture, and have been updated to reflect a current range of diverse nutritional issues.
  • • See For Yourself are self-assessment features offering brief, targeted activities that emphasize active learning and applied skills, and provide opportunities for students to learn about their own nutrition and health habits. They are available in various chapters on the Study Area of Mastering Nutrition™.
  • • Nutrition Label Activities teach students how to read and evaluate labels from real food products so that they can make educated choices about the foods they consume, and enables them to provide informed, balanced advice to potential future clients.
  • • You Do the Math boxes provide students with hands-on, practical calculations (such as determining their own Body Mass Index [BMI]), presented in a clear, easy-to-use format.
  • REVISED! The Food Security, Equity, and the Environment (Chapter 16) has been recast to cover food security, equity, and the environment, giving it a timely new approach. In addition, the chapter will now follow the food safety chapter, with the text then ending with the 3 lifecycle chapters.
  • REVISED! Learning Objectives have been revised to correspond to both the chapter A-heads and the new end-of-chapter (EOC) Study Plan.
  • REVISED! The EOC chapter review material has been cast as a Study Plan. Each element is associated with a Learning Outcome, and has corresponding activities in Mastering.

New To This Edition:

Clarify Tough Topics

  • UPDATED! Nutrition Facts Panel and Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer the latest nutritional guidelines (Chapter 2).
  • • Additional Focus Figures on tough topics, including the scientific method Vitamin D and calcium regulation, and hormonal control of appetite.
  • • Meal Focus Figures graphically depict the differences in sets of meals, such as a comparison of nutrient density or a comparison of two high-carbohydrate meals, to engage students with useful information.

Boost Critical Thinking

  • REVISED! Nutrition Myth or Fact? Feature boxes now appear at the end of chapters due to popular interest and to simplify feature content. In some cases, the former Nutrition Debates section is folded into the narrative or recast as a Highlight box (such as material on sports drinks in Chapter 9).
  • REVISED! The Food Security, Equity, and the Environment (Chapter 16) has been recast to cover food security, equity, and the environment, giving it a timely new approach. In addition, the chapter will now follow the food safety chapter, with the text then ending with the 3 lifecycle chapters.

 

Audience

For introductory Nutrition courses for Majors.

 

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