Nutrition for Life

Nutrition for Life - Janice J. Thompson - 9780133853360 - Sports Science - Health (81)
Series
Benjamin Cummin
Author
Janice J. Thompson / Melinda Manore  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
528
Pub.-date
December 2014
ISBN13
9780133853360
ISBN
0133853365



Description

For graduate and undergraduate nutrition students

 

Understanding and applying nutrition to everyday life

 

The Fourth Edition of Nutrition for Life, MasteringNutrition Edition gives students the tools they need to effectively learn and master nutrition concepts and apply them to their daily lives. This visually rich text is packed with information and exercises to help students understand how the food they eat affects their bodies. Students will learn about essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and the chemical organization of micronutrients, while staying engaged with the material through self-assessments, case studies, and study aids. Nutrition for Life organizes information according to how nutrients function in the body, rather than by chemical classification, allowing students to more easily apply their knowledge to everyday situations. This new edition features new Meal Focus Figures, new Focus Figures to illustrate key concepts, and student learning outcomes listed in every chapter and correlated to the end of chapter Study Plan..

 

Also Available with MasteringNutritionTM

This title is also available with MasteringNutrition—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringNutrition, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Features

 Clear, Visually Rich, and Easy to Understand

  • NEW! Meal Focus Figures give students a visual comparison of possible meal choices, ranging from high- and low-density meals to meals high in refined carbohydrates vs fiber-rich meals. Each figure offers easy-to-understand comparisons of the key nutrients for that topic as well as clear images of the foods being assessed. New coaching activities complement each figure in MasteringNutrition.  
  • Rich art and photos include high-quality, accurate images, graphs, and illustrations that help students visualize and focus on the core information they need to learn.
  • Vitamins/Minerals chapter content has been focused and displayed more concisely in table format, with some lesser-known nutrients removed or addressed more succinctly.
  • Organizational and pedagogical adjustments have been incorporated selectively, including in the Chapter 1 organization, the lifestyle content, and greater diversity across the text with images that include a wider range of healthy body types and sizes, and broader cultural contexts.
  • Former Appendix A (Nutrient Value of Foods) has been removed and is now a stand-alone ancillary (the Food Composition Table).

 

Tips for Healthier Living

  • Game Plan boxes contain strategies for adopting new, healthier eating and lifestyle changes. These boxes appear in most chapters and provide specific tips and guidelines on how to improve diet and lifestyle choices.
  • Nutrition Label Activities teach students how to read and evaluate labels from real food products so they can make educated choices about the foods they eat.
  • Foods You Don’t Know You Love Yet appears throughout the text, highlighting unusual or up-and-coming foods making inroads into the American diet. Users looking for greater diversity in their food choices will find this new feature an exciting addition to cross-cultural content. Featured foods include items such as quinoa and starfruit, in addition to some more familiar foods with newly discovered nutritional benefits.
  • Recipes and Cooking content including tips, skills and equipment will be provided in the following ways: cooking videos, organized by chapter, covering basic skills that students can use in their daily lives will be included with the media package.
  • What Can I do Today?, an End-of-Chapter feature with 3 bulleted points underscores key content and spurs readers to take action.
  • Nutrition Online introduces links to various media resources including podcasts, videos, MP3s, and other web resources relevant to topics in the chapter.

 

Quizzes and Self-Assessments

  • Nutrition Myth or Fact? boxes help dispel common misconceptions and teach students how to critically evaluate information they pick up from advertising, mass media, and their peers.
  • The What About You? box is a self-assessment feature that appears in most chapters. Each box contains checklists, questionnaires, food log tables, and other formats that help students re-examine and better integrate core content.
  • A brief Test Yourself quiz at the beginning of each chapter piques students’ interest in the topics to be covered by raising and dispelling common misconceptions about nutrition. The answers to these questions can be found at the end of each chapter.

Study Aids

  • The end-of-chapter Study Plan includes review questions and summary points that allow students to assess their retention and understanding of the material they have just covered. To give students a cohesive message, the questions have been correlated to the chapter’s Learning Outcomes.
  • Recap paragraphs help students review what they have just read and serve as useful study tools.
  • Highlight boxes provide further insight into popular topics that students will recognize from the media and popular culture, such as the impacts of fad diets, and the effectiveness of herbal supplements.
  • Healthwatch headings appear within the body of the text and are designed to call out content on specific health effects.
  • References and Web Links provide students with all of the references used in the chapter as well as related web links for further information and study.
  • Nutrition Label Activities have been enhanced for more interactivity and better understanding of the content.

 

New Features

  • NEW! Learning Outcomes in each chapter allow students to track their own understanding and knowledge of the key concepts.
  • UPDATED! Review Questions and Chapter Summary bullet points have also been correlated to Learning Outcomes in an integrated StudyPlan so the message and key points are repeated throughout the chapter.
  • NEW! Dynamic and eye-catching full-page Focus Figures depictingsome of the most important and complex processes or concepts discussedin each chapter. These figures provide a visual, step-by-step walkthrough that will helpstudents understand and master these topics.
  • NEW! Worksheets and checklists that students can work through to aid in their understanding of material.
  • UPDATED! Design and art programs have been revised using dynamic colors to add to visual clarity and interest.

Also Available with MasteringNutritionTM

This title is also available with MasteringNutrition–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringNutrition, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Before Class

  • Get Ready for Nutrition gives students extra help with math and chemistry skills.
  • NEW! Pre-lecture Reading Questions ensure that students come prepared for lecture by answering multiple choice questions related to the content in the text.
  • NEW! Dynamic Study Modules enable students to study effectively on their own in an adaptive format. Students receive an initial set of questions with a unique answer format asking them to indicate their confidence level.

 

During Class

NEW!  Learning Catalytics™ provides open-ended questions students can answer in real time. Through targeted assessments, Learning Catalytics helps students develop the critical thinking skills they need for lasting behavior change.

 

After Class

Single sign-on to MyDietAnalysis, the ESHA Research based diet analysis program, gives students access to over 20,000 foods, as well as the ability to easily track their diet analysis project for your course.

    • MyDietAnalysis Case Study Activities with quizzing provide students with hands-on diet analysis practice that can also be automatically graded.
  • 19 Focus Figure Coaching Activities guide students through key nutrition concepts with interactive mini-lessons.
  • UPDATED! 18 NutriTools Coaching Activities allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals. The NutriTools have been upgraded to optimize mobile compatibility and accessibility.
  • 25 ABC News Videos with quizzing bring nutrition to life and spark discussion with up-to-date hot topics that occur in the nutrition field. Multiple-choice questions provide wrong-answer feedback to redirect students to the correct answer.
  • 40 Nutrition Animation Activities explain big picture concepts that help students learn the hardest topics in nutrition. These animations include questions with wrong-answer feedback that address students’ common misconceptions.
  • MP3 Case Study Activities allow students to walk through a true-to-life student nutrition situation and pose compelling questions that apply concepts from the chapter.
  • Nutri-Cases are short case studies featuring five reoccurring characters, designed to help students relate to and apply the material they learn across the text.
  • Cooking 101 videos
  • The Study Area is broken down into learning areas and includes videos, animations, MP3s, and much more for student self study.

New to this Edition

Learning Outcomes in each chapter allow students to track their own understanding and knowledge of the key concepts.

 

UPDATED! Review Questions and Chapter Summary bullet points have also been correlated to Learning Outcomes in an integrated StudyPlan so the message and key points are repeated throughout the chapter.

 

Dynamic and eye-catching full-page Focus Figures depictingsome of the most important and complex processes or concepts discussedin each chapter. These figures provide a visual, step-by-step walkthrough that will helpstudents understand and master these topics.

 

Meal Focus Figures give students a visual comparison of possible meal choices, ranging from high- and low-density meals to meals high in refined carbohydrates vs fiber-rich meals. Each figure offers easy-to-understand comparisons of the key nutrients for that topic as well as clear images of the foods being assessed. New coaching activities complement each figure in MasteringNutrition.  

 

UPDATED! Design and art programs have been revised using dynamic colors to add to visual clarity and interest.

 

UPDATED! 18 NutriTools Coaching Activities allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals. The NutriTools have been upgraded to optimize mobile compatibility and accessibility.

 

Learning Catalytics™ provides open-ended questions students can answer in real time. Through targeted assessments, Learning Catalytics helps students develop the critical thinking skills they need for lasting behavior change.

 

Pre-lecture Reading Questions ensure that students come prepared for lecture by answering multiple choice questions related to the content in the text.

 

Dynamic Study Modules enable students to study effectively on their own in an adaptive format. Students receive an initial set of questions with a unique answer format asking them to indicate their confidence level.

 

Also Available with MasteringNutritionTM

This title is also available with MasteringNutrition–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringNutrition, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Table of Contents

1. Nutrition: Making it Work for You

2. The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat

3. Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients

4. Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient

5. Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues

6. Vitamins: Micronutrients With Macro Powers

7. Minerals: Building and Moving Our Bodies

8. Fluid Balance, Water, and Alcohol

9. Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight

10. Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health

11. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle

12. Food Safety, Technology, and the New Food Movement

Author

Janice Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM

University of Birmingham

Janice Thompson is a professor in the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences at The University of Birmingham, U.K. Her work in the United Kingdom focuses on developing nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risk for chronic diseases and type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations. She also has a US affiliation as a nutrition and exercise research consultant with the Office of Native American Diabetes Programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Janice earned a Ph.D. at Arizona State University in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise physiology and nutrition.

Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) and the Nutrition Society. Janice won an undergraduate teaching award while a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Janice also publishes two other introductory nutrition books with Pearson. They are the non-majors nutrition book Nutrition: An Applied Approach and the majors book The Science of Nutrition. In addition, Janice co-authored Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance with Melinda Manore (published by Human Kinetics).

 

Melinda Manore, Ph.D, RD, FACSM

Oregon State University

Melinda Manore earned a doctorate in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in health education from the University of Oregon. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University, where she teaches and conducts research in the area of nutrition and exercise. Before coming to Oregon State, she taught at Arizona State University for 17 years. Melinda’s areas of specialization include nutritional requirements and issues for active women, nutrition assessment, and the role that nutrition and exercise play in health, energy balance, obesity, and disordered eating.

A registered dietitian, Melinda is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She is Past Chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research DPG (Dietetic Practice Group). Melinda is a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), the American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Military Nutrition Research, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Melinda wrote a nutrition column for and is an associate editor of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, and she has won numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching. While at Arizona State University, she was nominated for the Distinguished Mentor of Women Award (1996), and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award (1998, 2000). In 2001, she received the SCAN Excellence in Practice Award.

Melinda co-authors Pearson’s non-majors nutrition book Nutrition: An Applied Approach, the majors book The Science of Nutrition, and Human Kinetic’s Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance with Janice Thompson.