With a new Consumerism chapter, enhanced art and photo program, and timely updates, this Second Edition of Nutrition & You continues to personalize nutrition for students—helping them make healthy nutrition choices and encouraging them to become informed consumers of nutrition information.
This readable, engaging, and motivating presentation introduces each vitamin and mineral in self-contained spreads called Visual Summary Tables that appeal to today’s visual learners. Students learn to identify the key aspects of each nutrient at a glance and in a consistent, easy-to-study format. Blake encourages students to relate the science of nutrition to their own dietary habits, enabling them to separate fact from fiction and to distinguish high-quality nutrient sources from those of lesser quality. Blake’s approach teaches students to think critically about information sources and the claims made in the popular press and online.
1. What is Nutrition?
2. Tools for Healthy Eating
3. Basics of Digestion
4. Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches and Fiber
5. Fats, Oils and Other Lipids
6. Proteins and Amino Acids
8. Minerals and Water
10. Weight Management and Energy Balance
11. Nutrition and Fitness
12. Consumerism: From Farm to Table
13. Food Safety
14. Hunger at Home and Abroad
15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy through Infancy
16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Toddlers through the Later Years
Appendices: Calculations and Conversions; U.S. Exchange Lists for Meal Planning; Organizations and Resources