Nutrition Now, Enhanced Edition,
8th Edition

Judith E. Brown

ISBN-13: 9780357021651 | ISBN-10: 0357021657

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 704 pages

List Price USD $199.95


Reach your diet and nutritional goals with NUTRITION NOW, ENHANCED 8th Edition! Understanding the basic principles of nutrition and its impacts on your health can lead to better choices and more successful diet planning now and throughout your lifetime. Chapters cover nutrition basics such as diet planning, the macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, exercise, pregnancy and lactation, global issues and much more. NUTRITION NOW, ENHANCED, organizes content into easy-to-read, manageable units that help you focus on the concepts while applying what you have learned to your own life.

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Meet the Authors

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Judith E. Brown is a nutrition researcher, writer and speaker who provides consultation services to the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as government health programs. As a professor emeritus of the Division of Epidemiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota, she successfully obtained and completed large, competitively funded research grants related to nutrition and health. Her areas of expertise include scientific advising on new product development, advising on product evaluation studies, public speaking to professional groups, consumer-oriented publications on topics specific to health and nutrition, and expert opinion papers on safety and efficacy of nutrients, neutraceuticals and fortified products. Dr. Brown has more than 30 years of instructional experience in the field of nutrition and has written more than 100 research articles for publication. An avid researcher and an exceptional writer and teacher, she is one of the most influential and respected authors in the field.

  • The Debunk the Junk series, in MindTap, focuses on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction when it comes to Nutrition media. Includes media examples and assessment questions.
  • Reality Checks: "Reality Check" features ask students to consider opposing viewpoints about common issues, and to apply newfound knowledge to draw their own conclusions.
  • Diet & Wellness Plus Labs help students understand how to use Diet Analysis software for themselves and others.
  • Global Nutrition Watch, found in MindTap, focuses on current news articles that are updated with every edition. This activity type addresses current issues that are relevant to the course.
  • Updates to advances in the field of nutrition--including MyPlate resources, healthy dietary patterns and physical activity recommendations--and updated review questions ensure that your students receive the most current and relevant content available.
  • Diet & Wellness Plus Skillbuilding activities are newly revised and focus on the student's ability to analyze reports and understand food intake values.
  • MindTap for Nutrition: The clear and engaging learning path includes student learning tools--readings, Diet & Wellness Plus, activities and assessments--and guides students through their course. Instructors can easily customize the learning path and add their favorite resources. Updated in this Enhanced Edition with new Assessments: Pre and Post Tests, Global Nutrition Watch, and Debunk the Junk.
  • Supplement Truths: The facts about dietary supplements, their effectiveness and potential health consequences, bring front-page headlines to the classroom for in-depth evaluation and discussion.
  • Nutrition Self-Tests: "Scorecard" boxes at the beginning of each unit ask students to assess their understanding of nutrition and health concepts before reading the material to help them separate popular myths from facts.
  • Modular Flexibility: NUTRITION NOW, ENHANCED 8th Edition, offers a unique, 33-unit module format that allows students to engage with and apply core concepts while you easily customize materials to match your course outline and objectives.
  • 2015 Guidelines: Updates throughout the chapters reflect the USDA’s newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, emphasizing healthy dietary patterns and physical activity, revised nutrition labels and labeling regulations, additional facts about nutrient-gene interactions in health and disease, and a better understanding of epigenetic factors as they relate to health risks and diet.
  • Weight Management: Updates and new knowledge about the causes of obesity today, along with fresh approaches to prevention and management, give students a roadmap for weight loss and maintenance.
  • Critical Evaluation: "Nutrition Up Close" features in every chapter give students the chance to apply what they have learned about nutrition concepts, fiber intake, fat loss products and other topics--and receive insightful feedback via Diet & Wellness Plus software.
  • Personal Interest: "Take Action" personal coaching boxes encourage students to act on chapter content to improve their own nutritional health--and their performance in your course.
  • Fat Findings: Recent research on dietary fat and its impacts on health offer a new point of view, calling out key differences between good and bad fats, and illustrating the essential role of fat in the diet.

Table of Contents

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1. Key Nutrition Concepts and Terms.
2. The Inside Story about Nutrition and Health.
3. Ways of Knowing about Nutrition.
4. Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels.
5. Nutrition, Attitudes, and Behavior.
6. Healthy Diets, the Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and More.
7. How the Body Uses Food: Digestion and Absorption.
8. Calories! Food, Energy, and Energy Balance.
9. Obesity to Underweight: The Highs and Lows of Weight Status.
10. Weight Control: The Myths and Realities.
11. Disordered Eating: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Pica.
12. Useful Facts about Sugars, Starches, and Fiber.
13. Diabetes Now.
14. Alcohol: The Positives and Negatives.
15. Proteins and Amino Acids.
16. Vegetarian Diets.
17. Food Allergies and Intolerances.
18. Fats and Cholesterol in Health.
19. Nutrition and Heart Disease.
20. Vitamins and Your Health.
21. Phytochemicals.
22. Diet and Cancer.
23. Good Things to Know About Minerals.
24. Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods.
25. Water Is an Essential Nutrient.
26. Nutrition-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease.
27. Nutrition and Physical Fitness for Everyone.
28. Nutrition and Physical Performance.
29. Good Nutrition for Life: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infancy.
30. Nutrition for the Growing Years: Childhood through Adolescence.
31. Nutrition and Health Maintenance for Adults of All Ages.
32. The Multiple Dimensions of Food Safety.
33. Aspects of Global Nutrition.

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Nutrition Now, Enhanced Edition

  • ISBN-10: 0357021657
  • ISBN-13: 9780357021651

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