AE Nutrition: Concepts & Controversies,
15th Edition

Frances Sizer, Ellie Whitney

ISBN-13: 9789814846943 | ISBN-10: 9814846945

Copyright 2020

| Published 2018

| 744 pages

List Price USD $252.95


Help students eat better and live healthier lives with NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, 15th Edition. A market leader for nearly four decades, this text balances important scientific research and nutrition fundamentals with applications to real life and general well-being. Author Sizer and Whitney's conversational tone and their coverage of controversial topics engage students and help them sort through various fads, facts and misconceptions, empowering them to make good food choices. The MindTap interactive platform enables instructors to personalize their course with coordinating slides, multimedia and a full suite of learning activities.

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Meet the Authors

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Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., attended Florida State University, where, in 1980, she received her BS and, in 1982, her MS in nutrition. She is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a founding member and vice-president of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information and resource center in Tallahassee, Florida, that maintains an ongoing bibliographic database tracking research in more than 1,000 topic areas of nutrition. Her textbooks include LIFE CHOICES: HEALTH CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES; MAKING LIFE CHOICES; THE FITNESS TRIAD: MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND NUTRITION; and others. She is a primary author of NUTRITION INTERACTIVE, an instructional college-level nutrition game-teaching resource. In addition to writing, she has lectured at universities and at national and regional conferences and serves in several local hunger and homelessness relief organization in her community.

Ellie Whitney grew up in New York City and received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote numerous newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spent three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then co-wrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES. Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.

  • Fit-and-Fab Features: To promote self-reflection and a healthy lifestyle, chapter-ending features such as Self Check tests, Consumer’s Guide quizzes, Controversy critical thinking questions and Think Fitness boxes draw vital connections between fitness and nutrition in the readings.
  • Food Features: These special feature boxes help readers make solid food choices according to science, bridging nutrition theory and practice in the process.
  • Controversial Topics: End-of-chapter Controversy essays encourage students to chew on hot topics, the newest scientific evidence and emerging issues in nutrition.

Table of Contents

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1. Food Choices and Human Health.
2. Nutrition Tools: Standards and Guidelines.
3. The Remarkable Body.
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber.
5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols.
6. The Proteins and Amino Acids.
7. The Vitamins.
8. Water and Minerals.
9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight.
10. Performance Nutrition.
11. Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.
12. Food Safety and Food Technology.
13. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant.
14. Child, Teen, and Older Adult.
15. Hunger and the Future of Food.
Appendix A: Chemical Structures of Carbohydrates, Lipids, Amino Acids, and Peptides.
Appendix B: World Health Organization Nutrition Intake Guidelines.
Appendix C: Aids to Calculations.
Appendix D: Food Lists for Diabetes and Weight Management.
Appendix E: Eating Patterns to Meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Appendix F: Reference Notes.
Appendix G: Answers to Chapter Questions.
Appendix H: Physical Activity Levels and Energy Requirements.

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AE Nutrition: Concepts & Controversies

  • ISBN-10: 9814846945
  • ISBN-13: 9789814846943

Price USD$ 252.95


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