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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition, 3rd Edition

By Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 5, 2011

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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition,Third Edition introduces nutrition in an innovative, applied presentation that helps you retain the material long after you leave the class. Recognizing the natural interest students have in nutrition, the authors demonstrate how it relates to your health and everyday life, and examine commonly held misconceptions. This book focuses on the functions of vitamins and minerals and relates them to everyday health issues that you can easily grasp. The applied content is focused on four key chapters—fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, and energy metabolism and blood health. Along with a host of new features, the Third Edition includes updated theory and research findings, developing trends, and tools to challenge nutritional myths and misperceptions.


The MyPlate Edition features a write-to-fit update so that you have the latest nutrition information right within your book. New information includes the new MyPlate graphic (which replaces the former MyPyramid), the 2010 Guidelines, and the new Dietary Reference Intakes. 


0321813707/ 9780321813701 is a standalone book that contains a pin code to a free website (Companion Website). There is no access code card . If want the book/access card order the ISBN below:


0321886860 / 9780321886866 Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition with MyNutritionLab plus MyDietAnalysis

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0321813707 / 9780321813701 Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate

0321816048 / 9780321816047 NEW MyNutritionLab with MyDietAnalysis with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition





Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Role of Nutrition in Our Health

    In Depth: Alcohol


Chapter 2: Designing a Healthful Diet

    In Depth: Phytochemicals


Chapter 3: The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?

    In Depth: Disorders Related to Specific Foods     


Chapter 4: Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients

    In Depth: Diabetes


Chapter 5: Fats: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients

    In Depth: Cardiovascular Disease


Chapter 6: Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues

    In Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers


Chapter 7: Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    In Depth: Dehydration and Fluid Imbalance


Chapter 8: Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function

    In Depth: Cancer


Chapter 9: Nutrients Involved in Bone Health

    In Depth: Osteoporosis


Chapter 10: Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Health

    In Depth: Dietary Supplements: Necessity or Waste?


Chapter 11: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight

    In Depth: Obesity


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

    In Depth: Disordered Eating


Chapter 13: Food Safety, Systems, and Technology

    In Depth: Global Nutrition


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

    In Depth: The Fetal Environment: A Lasting Impression


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

    In Depth: Searching for the Fountain of Youth



            A: Calculations and Conversions

            B: Caffeine Content of Foods

            C: U.S. Exchange Lists for Meal Planning

            D: Stature-for-Age Charts

            E: Organizations and Resources

Answers to Review Questions