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Contemporary Nutritionis a complete and balanced resource for nutrition information written at a level non-science majors can understand. Completely revised and up-to-date with MyPlate, Healthy People 2020 and Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, it provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With a friendly writing style, the authors act as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices. Contemporary Nutritionemphasizes that a population consists of individuals with varying genetic and cultural backgrounds, and these individuals will have varying responses to diet. The knowledge gained from this text will allow students to personalize nutrition information and empower them to make better choices in their daily lives.
Table of Contents
NUTRITION: A KEY TO HEALTH
Chapter 1: What You Eat and Why
Chapter 2: Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet
Chapter 3: The Human Body: A Nutrition Perspective
THE ENERGY NUTRIENTS AND ENERGY BALANCE
Chapter 4: Carbohydrates
Chapter 5: Lipids
Chapter 6: Proteins
Chapter 7: Energy Balance and Weight Control
VITAMINS, MINERALS AND WATER
Chapter 8: Vitamins
Chapter 9: Water and Minerals
NUTRITION: BEYOND THE NUTRIENTS
Chapter 10: Nutrition: Fitness and Sports
Chapter 11: Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa,
Bulimia Nervosa, and Other Conditions
Chapter 12: Undernutrition Throughout the World
Chapter 13: Safety of Food and Water
NUTRITION: A FOCUS ON THE LIFE STAGES
Chapter 14: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Chapter 15: Nutrition from Infancy through Adolescence