15th Edition

Frances Sizer, Ellie Whitney

ISBN-13: 9781337906371
Copyright 2020 | Published
880 pages | List Price: USD $250.95

Nourish your mind and body with NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES. More conversational than a pure-science text, this book explores the essentials of nutrition--including how the body breaks down and uses food, food safety, sports nutrition and special nutritional needs throughout the human life cycle--and asks you to weigh in on relevant debates, such as world hunger, chronic diseases, dietary guidelines and eating patterns. Available with the MindTap learning platform, the 15th edition also offers self-quizzing and activities to propel your learning from memorization to mastery.


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.

  • Frances Sizer

    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

    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.

  • Modern Consequences: An all-new Consumer’s Guide feature explores the ways modern food processing affects vitamins, and a new Food Feature digs into the challenges that nutritionists and dietitians face when implementing food safety rules.

  • Measured References: Calculations, figures and examples give readers a clear recipe to follow for success. New figures demonstrate energy nutrient percentages compared with total energy, a sample 2,000-calorie vegetarian menu, the effect of folic acid fortification on neural tube defects, instructions for how to interpret a supplement label and summary figures of influences on obesity development.

  • NEW Tables: In a data-driven world, these data-saturated tables help readers turn good ideas into supported facts. New tables offer a sample 2000-calorie diet, anemia factors in female athletes, chronic disease risk factors and more.

  • 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.

  • MindTap Support: This interactive learning platform makes students the masters of their own nutrition and learning with interactive ebook readings, Diet & Wellness Plus, pop-up tutors, activities and assessments--in the classroom, at home and even on the go!

  • 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.

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