Nutrition, Fourth Edition is an accessible introduction to nutritional concepts, guidelines, and functions. It brings scientifically based, accurate information to students about topics and issues that concern them a balanced diet, weight management, and more and encourages them to think about the material they are reading and how it relates to their own lives.
Covering important biological and physiological phenomena, including glucose regulation, digestion and absorption, and fetal development - as well as familiar topics such as nutritional supplements and exercise - Nutrition, Fourth Edition provides a balanced presentation of behavioral change and the science of nutrition.
Nutrition Science in Action walks students through science experiments involving nutrition. It presents observations and hypotheses, an experimental plan, and results, conclusions, and discussions that allow students to apply their knowledge of nutrition to real-life experiments outside of the classroom. Position statements from distinguished organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Heart Association bolster the assertions made by the authors by showcasing concurrent opinions held by some of the leading organizations in nutrition and health.