Nutrition: An Applied Approach, Third Edition introduces non-majors to nutrition with an innovative, applied format that discourages rote memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors build on students’ natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating in a clear, conversational style how key nutritional information relates to their personal health, and show how to debunk commonly held misconceptions.
The applied approach is reflected in the functional organization of the micronutrient chapters, focusing on the vitamins and minerals and their primary functions within the body. The applied content is focused on four key chapters–fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, and energy metabolism and blood health; areas of particular importance to instructors. Students can easily grasp this conceptual framework for understanding the role nutrients play in their bodies and overall health.
Along with a host of engaging new features—including 11 new In Depth mini-chapters that follow each main chapter; a selection of interactive nutrition animations covering a wide range of topics; and useful in-text features including self-assessments and Eating Right All Day meal suggestions organized by chapter topics—the Third Edition includes updated theory and research findings, developing trends, and tools to help students identify and challenge nutritional myths and misperceptions.
Chapter 1: The Role of Nutrition in Our Health
In Depth: Alcohol
Chapter 2: Designing a Healthful Diet
In Depth: Phytochemicals
Chapter 3: The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?
In Depth: Disorders Related to Specific Foods
Chapter 4: Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
In Depth: Diabetes
Chapter 5: Fats: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients
In Depth: Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 6: Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues
In Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers
Chapter 7: Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
In Depth: Dehydration and Fluid Imbalance
Chapter 8: Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function
In Depth: Cancer
Chapter 9: Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
In Depth: Osteoporosis
Chapter 10: Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Health
In Depth: Dietary Supplements: Necessity or Waste?
Chapter 11: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
In Depth: Obesity
Chapter 12: Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
In Depth: Disordered Eating
Chapter 13: Food Safety, Systems, and Technology
In Depth: Global Nutrition
Chapter 14: Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
In Depth: The Fetal Environment: A Lasting Impression
Chapter 15: Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood
In Depth: Searching for the Fountain of Youth
A: Calculations and Conversions
B: Caffeine Content of Foods
C: U.S. Exchange Lists for Meal Planning
D: Stature-for-Age Charts
E: Organizations and Resources
Answers to Review Questions