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Understanding Nutrition (Available Titles CourseMate)

Understanding Nutrition (Available Titles CourseMate)
Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney - Sharon Rady Rolfes
ISBN 13: 9780538734653
ISBN 10: 538734655
Edition: 12
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 960
List Price: $294.95

This best-selling introductory nutrition text is praised for its approachable narrative, careful explanations, and engaging presentation. The new Twelfth Edition of Whitney and Rolfes? UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION takes the study of nutrition to a new level with an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources. From its beautiful and carefully developed art program to its strong science base, contemporary coverage, and market-leading supplements, the Twelfth Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standard for texts in this market. This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics; such as, diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger. UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with students—engaging them as it teaches the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. Take a fresh look at UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION.


This text presents core information for an introductory nutrition course. Each chapter includes a section examining current and often controversial topics, such as functional foods and food biotechnology. Learning features include margin definitions and a glossary, health promotion advice, and interesting facts, plus exercises on nutrition- related calculations, Internet activities, and study questions. This ninth edition contains new information on genetics, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and alternative therapies. Whitney was formerly on the faculty at Florida State University. She is a dietician registered with the American Dietetic Association. Rolfes is a founding member of a nutrition information resource center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)