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Choosing Health

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2nd
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9780321929655

ISBN10:
0321929659
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2014
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings
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For the Personal Health Course

The Brief Text that Speaks the Language of Students Today

Choosing Health uses real-life applications, behavior change tools, and mobile technologies to speak to students better than any other brief personal health textbook. With its magazine-style design and inclusion of real student stories (both online and in the printed material), this text is the one that you can most relate to–and the one that will most inspire you to choose a healthy lifestyle.   

Now included with Choosing Health , MasteringHealth is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping you quickly master concepts. Your can benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep you on track and prepared for lecture.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you. It will help:
  • Personalize learning with MasteringHealth: MasteringHealth coaches you through the toughest health topics. Engaging tools help you visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of health to the fundamentals of behavior change.
  • Become engaged with relatable student stories: Real student stories illustrate why you should care about your health.
  • Bring content alive with integrated media: Health Online links throughout the text, student videos, and mobile technologies encourage you to take a more active role in improving their health. 
  • Encourage behavior change: Unique, practical tools like the new Choosing to Change Worksheets help you make informed decisions about your lifestyle choices.
  • Make reading and learning about health accessible and visually appealing: A magazine-style design with more photos and visual appeal encourages you  to read, while the conversational writing style is student-friendly without sacrificing academic rigor.     
  • Updated content such as the additional electronic chapters on sleep and environmental health provide important relevant information on topics.

0321911857 / 9780321911858 Choosing Health Plus MasteringHealth with eText -- Access Card Package

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Author Biography

Joan Salge Blake is a Clinical Associate Professor and Dietetics Internship Director at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate nutrition courses, and has been a guest lecturer at both the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the Boston University School of Medicine. She has received the Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching award from Boston University. Joan completed her MS from Boston University and is currently working toward her doctorate.
    
Joan is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND; formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the Massachusetts Dietetic Association (MDA). She has been a presenter and Presiding Officer at both the AND Annual Meeting and the MDA Annual Convention, and was previously named MDA's “Young Dietitian of the Year,” MDA’s Outstanding Dietitian (2009), and ADA’s Outstanding Dietetic Educator (2007). Joan has served on the MDA board for more than a decade in many roles, including past MDA Director of Education and Nominating Committee Chairperson.
   
In addition to teaching and writing, Joan is an AND National Media Spokesperson, responsible for representing the association in the media and promoting its initiatives. Joan is often asked to translate complex nutritional issues in popular terms and has conducted more than 1,000 media interviews. Her nutrition segments can be seen regularly on Fox25 television in Boston. Joan is also the nutrition blogger for the Boston Globe’s Boston.com website.

Table of Contents

  1. What Is Nutrition?
  2. Tools for Healthy Eating
  3. The Basics of Digestion
  4. Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starches, and Fiber
  5. Fats, Oils, and Other Lipids
  6. Proteins and Amino Acids
  7.  Vitamins
  8. Minerals and Water
  9. Alcohol
  10. Weight Management and Energy Balance
  11. Nutrition and Fitness
  12. Consumerism: From Farm to Table
  13. Food Safety and Technology
  14. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy Through Infancy
  15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Toddlers Through the Later Years
  16. Hunger at Home and Abroad

App A       Calculations and Conversions

App B       U.S. Exchange Lists for Meal Planning

App C       Organizations and Resources


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