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

By Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Nov 15, 2011

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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition, Third Edition introduces non-majors to nutrition with an innovative, applied format that discourages rote memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors build on students’ natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating in a clear, conversational style how key nutritional information relates to their personal health, 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 four key chapters–fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, and energy metabolism and blood health; areas of particular importance to instructors. Students can easily grasp this conceptual framework for understanding the role nutrients play in their bodies and overall health.


Along with a host of engaging new features–including 11 new In Depth mini-chapters that follow each main chapter; a selection of interactive nutrition animations covering a wide range of topics; and useful in-text features including self-assessments and Eating Right All Day meal suggestions organized by chapter topics–the Third Edition includes updated theory and research findings, developing trends, and tools to help students identify and challenge nutritional myths and misperceptions.


The MyPlate Edition features a write-to-fit update so that students and instructors have the latest nutrition information right within their book (and instructors don’t have to change their syllabus). New information includes the new MyPlate graphic (which replaces the former MyPyramid), the 2010 Guidelines, and the new Dietary Reference Intakes. 

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






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$71.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-81439-5