Nutrition Through the Life Cycle,
7th Edition

Judith E. Brown

ISBN-13: 9781337919333
Copyright 2020 | Published
608 pages | List Price: USD $250.95

Packed with insight from leading experts, Brown's Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, Seventh Edition, shows how nutrition impacts healthy people as they grow, develop and function through life stages. Extremely reader friendly, the text features a vibrant full-color design and is packed with illustrations that make abstract ideas easy to visualize. Using a unique "layered approach," it progresses from preconception to the end stages of the life cycle, alternating chapters between normal and clinical nutrition to give you the complete picture. It reflects the latest research and dietary guidelines in its comprehensive coverage of nutritional needs, nutrition and health disease outcomes, model programs, healthful diets, nutrients, gene variants, nutrient-gene interactions and more. Case studies give you further insight into clinical applications and care standards in real-world practice.


1. Nutrition Basics.
2. Preconception Nutrition.
3. Preconception Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
4. Nutrition During Pregnancy.
5. Nutrition During Pregnancy: Conditions and Interventions.
6. Nutrition During Lactation.
7. Nutrition During Lactation: Conditions and Interventions.
8. Infant Nutrition.
9. Infant Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
10. Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition.
11. Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
12. Child and Preadolescent Nutrition.
13. Child and Preadolescent Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
14. Adolescent Nutrition.
15. Adolescent Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
16. Adult Nutrition.
17. Adult Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
18. Nutrition and Older Adults.
19. Nutrition and Older Adults: Conditions and Interventions.
Answers to Review Questions.
Appendix A: Summary of Research of Effects of Exercise Activities on Health of Older Adults.
Appendix B: Body Mass Index (BMI).

  • 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.

  • Unparalleled Expertise: Reflecting the latest developments and practices from the field, the Seventh Edition draws from the expertise of professionals at the forefront of teaching, research and clinical practice to explore and explain nutrition during each phase of the life cycle.

  • Opening Tidbits: "Key Nutrition Concepts" kick off each chapter, piquing student interest in the coming topics and previewing the material for better retention.

  • Case Focus: Emphasizing clinical and real-world practice with a focus on diversity and inclusivity, case studies featured throughout the text equip students with “how to” instruction and hands-on experience putting what they learn into practice--making complex nutritional concepts easier to understand, retain and emulate in the workplace.

  • Digital Learning Solution: Designed for the modern age, MindTap Nutrition is the customizable, online solution that allows you to mold your class and content around your specific course requirements and student needs. Powering students from memorization to mastery, MindTap gives you complete control of your course--to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual and to build their confidence. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, add your own material or notes in the ebook and access Diet and Wellness Plus+.

  • Layered Approach: Each life cycle phase starts with a base chapter covering nutrition fundamentals, ensuring thorough student understanding before moving on to a deeper level to discuss conditions and interventions in the following chapter.

  • Tangible Tools: Tables and illustrations throughout the text correlate with key concepts as they are presented, making abstract ideas easy to visualize at greater depth while also serving as a key resource for reference and self-testing.

  • Margin Terms: Ensuring students gain a solid understanding as they encounter new concepts, key words and their definitions are highlighted in the margins, drawing attention to important topics in the course and the changing field of nutrition.

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