Nutrition Now,
9th Edition

Judith E. Brown

ISBN-13: 9780357852538
Copyright 2024 | Published
672 pages | List Price: USD $250.95

Reach your diet and nutritional goals with Brown/Williams' NUTRITION NOW, 9th Edition! Understanding the basic principles of nutrition and its impacts on health can lead to informed decisions and greater success reaching health goals now and throughout your lifetime. Chapters cover nutrition topics such as diet planning, nutrition labels, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, physical activity, pregnancy and lactation, common chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, dietary supplements, global issues and much more. Content is organized into short units designed to be quick and manageable to help you focus on the concepts while applying what you have learned to your own life.


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 Dietary Patterns, Dietary Guidelines, and MyPlate.
7. How the Body Uses Food: Digestion and Absorption.
8. Diet Culture and Anti-Fat Bias.
9. Energy Balance and Weight Science.
10. Disordered Eating and Intuitive Eating.
11. Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber.
12. Diabetes Now.
13. Alcohol: The Positives and Negatives.
14. Proteins and Amino Acids.
15. Plant-Based Dietary Patterns.
16. Food Allergies and Intolerances.
17. Fats and Health.
18. Nutrition and Heart Disease.
19. Vitamins and Your Health.
20. Phytochemicals.
21. Diet and Cancer.
22. Good Things to Know About Minerals.
23. Dietary Supplements.
24. Water is an Essential Nutrient.
25. Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease.
26. Nutrition and Physical Fitness for Everyone.
27. Nutrition and Physical Performance.
28. Good Nutrition for Life: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infancy.
29. Nutrition for the Growing Years: Childhood Through Adolescence.
30. Nutrition and Health Maintenance for Adults of All Ages.
31. The Multiple Dimensions of Food Safety.
32. Aspects of Global Nutrition.

  • Judith E. Brown

    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.

  • DIETARY GUIDELINE UPDATES AND REVISIONS: Updates throughout the chapters reflect the USDA’s newest 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, emphasizing healthy dietary patterns to meal planning to improve health and reduce disease risk. Content also features the revised nutrition label with use guidance, along with an explanation of changes such as the addition of sesame to the top allergens list.

  • EXPANDED AND UPDATED INFORMATION: Nutrient-gene interactions in health and disease, epigenetic factors as they relate to health risks and diet and the influential role that both genetics and lifestyle have on health are updated. The content on phytochemicals has been expanded to provide a larger picture of the potential impact consumption of phytochemical-rich foods may have on health and disease.

  • UPDATED RECOMMENDATIONS/CLINICAL GUIDELINES: Content has been updated to reflect changes in the definition and diagnosis criteria for conditions such as hypertension. It also reflects new risk factors and understandings about cancer, diabetes, heart disease, body size, inflammation, brain health and other nutrition-related topics.

  • REFRESHED AND CURRENT INFORMATION: Unit 3 covers how to identify sources of credible nutrition information, as well as misinformation, has been refreshed to reflect today’s most common sources used by consumers and includes the use of smart phones and social media.

  • WEIGHT AND BODY SIZE: There is less focus on weight as the determining factor for health. Instead, BMI, intuitive eating, HAES and more are presented as factors that influence health and determine weight.

  • 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. Students receive insightful feedback via the 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 performance in the course.

  • MODULAR FLEXIBILITY: A unique 32-unit module format helps students engage with and apply core concepts while you easily customize materials to match your course outline and objectives.

  • 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.

  • REALITY CHECKS: The “Reality Check” feature asks students to consider opposing viewpoints about common issues and to apply new knowledge and draw their own conclusions.

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