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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Feb 4, 2014


An Applied Approach to Nutrition for Non-Majors.

Bring your nutrition course into focus!

Nutrition: An Applied Approach, Fourth Edition introduces non-majors to nutrition with an innovative, applied format that discourages rote memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. Building on students’ natural interest in nutrition, the authors demonstrate in a clear, conversational style how key nutritional information relates to the student’s personal health and nutrition, and show how to debunk commonly held misconceptions.
The applied approach is reflected in the functional organization of the micronutrient chapters, focusing on the vitamins and minerals and their primary functions within the body. The applied content is focused on key content areas: fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, and energy metabolism and blood health—topics of particular importance to instructors. Students can easily grasp this accessible conceptual framework for understanding the role nutrients play in their bodies and overall health.

The Fourth Edition features MasteringNutrition, an online homework, assessment, and tutorial system that allows instructors to personalize the nutrition course like never before with next generation course management tools. Students master topics through interactive mini-lessons, quizzing, and immediate wrong-answer feedback.

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize learning with MasteringNutrition: Improve results by helping students to quickly master concepts from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to keep students on track.
  • Help students visualize and understand tough topics: All-New Focus Figures appear in bold, full-page displays throughout the text to help teach students the toughest topics in nutrition. 
  • Emphasize applications: Encourage students to practice with MyDietAnalysis, a software system that allows students to do a diet assignment and then enter their information to create a variety of reports, in addition to other tools.

Table of Contents

Chapter. 1    Nutrition: Linking Food, Function, and Health
Chapter. 1.5    In Depth: New Frontiers in Nutrition and Health

Chapter. 2    Designing a Healthful Diet
Chapter. 2.5    In Depth: Eating Wisely

Chapter. 3    The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?
Chapter. 3.5    In Depth: Disorders Related to Specific Foods

Chapter. 4    Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
Chapter. 4.5    In Depth: Diabetes

Chapter. 5    Fats: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients
Chapter. 5.5    In Depth: Cardiovascular Disease

Chapter. 6    Proteins: Crucial Components of all Body Tissues
Chapter. 6.5    In Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers

Chapter. 7    Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Chapter. 7.5    In Depth: Alcohol

Chapter. 8    Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function and Vision
Chapter. 8.5    In Depth: Cancer

Chapter. 9    Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
Chapter. 9.5    In Depth: Osteoporosis

Chapter. 10    Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Health
Chapter. 10.5 In Depth: Dietary Supplements: Necessity or Waste?

Chapter. 11    Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
Chapter. 11.5 In Depth: Disordered Eating

Chapter. 12    Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health

Chapter. 12.5 In Depth: Do Active People Need Ergogenic Aids?

Chapter. 13    Food Safety and Technology: Impact on Consumers

Chapter. 13.5 In Depth: Food Ethics: Sustainability, Equity, and the New Food Movement

Chapter. 14   Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life

Chapter. 14.5 In Depth: The Fetal Environment: A Lasting Impression

Chapter. 15    Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood

Chapter. 15.5 In Depth: Searching for the Fountain of Youth


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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$67.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-94901-1