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Janice Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Bristol, University of New Mexico
Janice Thompson earned a doctorate in exercise physiology and nutrition at Arizona State University. She is currently Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Bristol in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Her research focuses on designing and assessing the impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risks for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations. She also teaches nutrition courses and mentors graduate research students.
Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and 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 at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Janice publishes two other nutrition books with Pearson Benjamin Cummings: the majors-level text, The Science of Nutrition (recently published in its second edition, January 2010), and the consumer-level book, Nutrition for Life, published as a second edition in early 2009. 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 (OSU). She is the past chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Management at OSU and is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Prior to her tenure at OSU, she taught at Arizona State University for 17 years. Melinda’s area of expertise is nutrition and exercise, especially the role of diet and exercise in health and prevention of chronic disease, exercise performance, weight control, and micronutrient needs. She has a special focus on the energy and nutritional needs of active women and girls across the lifecycle.
Melinda is an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is the past chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research Dietetic Practice Group and served on the ADA Obesity Steering Committee. She is a Fellow and current Vice-President of the ACSM. Melinda is also a member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), and serves as chair of the USDA Nutrition and Health Committee for Program Guideance and Planning. Melinda serves on editorial boards of numerous research journals, and has won awards for excellence in research and teaching. She also coauthored the Benjamin Cummings textbooks The Science of Nutrition, 2/e with Janice Thompson and Linda Vaughan; Nutrition for Life, 2/e with Janice Thompson; as well as the Human Kinetics publication, Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, with Janice Thompson
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Role of Nutrition in Our Health
In Depth: Alcohol
Chapter 2: Designing a Healthful Diet
In Depth: Phytochemicals
Chapter 3: The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?
In Depth: Disorders Related to Specific Foods
Chapter 4: Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
In Depth: Diabetes
Chapter 5: Fats: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients
In Depth: Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 6: Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues
In Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers
Chapter 7: Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
In Depth: Dehydration and Fluid Imbalance
Chapter 8: Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function
In Depth: Cancer
Chapter 9: Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
In Depth: Osteoporosis
Chapter 10: Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Health
In Depth: Dietary Supplements: Necessity or Waste?
Chapter 11: Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
In Depth: Obesity
Chapter 12: Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
In Depth: Disordered Eating
Chapter 13: Food Safety, Systems, and Technology
In Depth: Global Nutrition
Chapter 14: Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
In Depth: The Fetal Environment: A Lasting Impression
Chapter 15: Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood
In Depth: Searching for the Fountain of Youth
A: Calculations and Conversions
B: Caffeine Content of Foods
C: U.S. Exchange Lists for Meal Planning
D: Stature-for-Age Charts
E: Organizations and Resources
Answers to Review Questions