Nutrition: An Applied Approach by Janice J. ThompsonNutrition: An Applied Approach by Janice J. Thompson

Nutrition: An Applied Approach

byJanice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore

Paperback | December 30, 2013

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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, Fourth Edition introduces you to nutrition with an innovative, applied format that discourages rote memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. Building on your natural interest in nutrition, the authors demonstrate in a clear, conversational style how key nutritional information relates to your 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. You can easily grasp this accessible conceptual framework for understanding the role nutrients play in 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. Master topics through interactive mini-lessons, quizzing, and immediate wrong-answer feedback.

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you. Here’s how:
  • Personalize learning with MasteringNutrition : Improve results quickly by mastering concepts from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to keep you 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 you the toughest topics in nutrition.  
  • Emphasize applications: Practice core nutrition concepts by using MyDietAnalysis, a software system that allows you to complete a diet assignment and then enter the information to create a variety of reports, in addition to other tools.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringNutrition does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringNutrition  search for ISBN-10: 0321908740/ISBN-13: 9780321908742. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321910397/ISBN-13: 9780321910394 and ISBN-10: 0321956737/ISBN-13: 9780321956736.

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Janice Thompson earned her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise physiology and nutrition. She is currently a professor in the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences at The University of Birmingham, U.K. Her work in the United Kingdom focuses on developing nutrition and physical activity in...
Title:Nutrition: An Applied ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:744 pages, 10.7 × 8.2 × 1.1 inPublished:December 30, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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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