Personal Nutrition,
10th Edition

Marie A. Boyle

ISBN-13: 9781337557955
Copyright 2019 | Published
544 pages | List Price: USD $250.95

Become a smarter consumer with Boyle's PERSONAL NUTRITION, 10th Edition. Packed with the latest research, recommendations and emerging trends, this text equips you with a solid foundation in fundamental nutritional principles and the expertise to make informed, healthy choices. Lively illustrations, photographs and examples bring chapter concepts to life, while features like "The Savvy Diner" and "Eat Well, Be Well" offer practical tips you can put into immediate practice. The text is also supported by MindTap Nutrition, which helps you learn on your terms. The most engaging and customizable online solution in nutrition, MindTap combines readings, multimedia, assessments, activities and access to Diet & Wellness Plus--giving you everything you need to maximize your course success. Take charge of your own nutrition and health with Boyle's PERSONAL NUTRITION!


1. The Basics of Understanding Nutrition.
Spotlight: How Do You Tell If It's Nutrition Fact or Nutrition Fiction?
2. The Pursuit of a Healthy Diet.
Spotlight: A Tapestry of Cultures and Cuisines.
3. Anatomy for Nutrition's Sake.
Spotlight: Gut Feelings--Common Digestive Problems.
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber.
Spotlight: Sweet Talk--Alternatives to Sugar.
5. The Lipids: Fats and Oils.
Spotlight: Diet and Heart Disease.
6. The Proteins and Amino Acids.
Spotlight: Vegetarian Eating Patterns.
7. The Vitamins: A Functional Approach.
Spotlight: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention.
8. The Minerals and Water: A Functional Approach.
Spotlight: Osteoporosis--The Silent Stalker of the Bones.
9. Impact of Fluids and Beverages on Nutritional Health.
Spotlight: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
10. Weight Management.
Spotlight: The Eating Disorders.
11. Nutrition for Fueling Fitness and Sport.
Spotlight: Nutrition Supplements and Sport Performance--Help or Hype?
12. The Life Cycle: Conception through the Later Years.
Spotlight: Addressing Weight Problems in Children and Adolescents.
13. Food Safety and the Global Food Supply.
Spotlight: Global Food Insecurity.
Appendix A: Aids to Calculations and Food Exchange Lists for Diabetes and Weight Management and the USDA Healthy Food Patterns.
Appendix B: Canadian Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines.

  • Marie A. Boyle

    Dr. Marie Boyle received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University. She is author of PERSONAL NUTRITION and COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION. Dr. Boyle is a Professor in the Foods and Nutrition Department at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, New Jersey. She also teaches online graduate courses in applied nutrition at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Her other professional activities include membership in the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. She also serves as editor-in-chief of the "Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition" from Taylor & Francis Publishers.

  • MindTap Nutrition gives instructors complete control of their course-–to design engaging content, to challenge every individual and to build student confidence. The clear learning path guides students and includes conceptual Closer Look exercises, Debunk the Junk activities that encourage critical thinking and Diet & Wellness Plus.

  • "Spotlight" features in every chapter use a reader-friendly question-and-answer format to tie current research directly to chapter topics and encourage critical thinking, often by addressing concerns many students have about nutrition, such as common digestive problems, eating disorders and the pros and cons of using supplements to enhance athletic performance.

  • A "Scorecard" quiz in each chapter invites students to compare their own knowledge and behavior to proven nutritional principles and guidelines for healthy eating--equipping them with insight they can personalize and immediately put into practice. Topics include "Rate Your Fats and Health IQ," "Healthy Weight" and "Estimate Your Protein Intake."

  • "The Savvy Diner" features offer food-selection and preparation suggestions for healthy eating and reinforce recommendations made in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Topics include buying healthy foods on a limited budget, incorporating whole grains into the diet and maintaining healthy weight goals when eating out.

  • "Eat Well, Be Well" features encourage students to make good health and diet a priority, providing practical tips they can apply now as well as sustain throughout their lives. Topics include "Never Say Diet," "An Eating Pattern for Longevity" and "Color Your Plate for Health."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Boyle's Personal Nutrition

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Boyle's Personal Nutrition, Instant Access

Instructor Companion Website for Boyle's Personal Nutrition, 10th

Online Instructor's Manual for Boyle's Personal Nutrition, 10th

Online PowerPoint® for Boyle's Personal Nutrition, 10th