Nutrition Now

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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NUTRITION NOW is the most flexible, interactive non-majors text that is research-based, yet presented in an applied, consumer-oriented approach. Its unique modular format is comprised of 33 individual units that cover the basics of nutrition science and its applications to daily life. Instructors have the flexibility to choose which units to cover, and to modify the sequence of coverage to meet the interests and needs of their students and the course.

Table of Contents

Key Nutrition Concepts and Terms
The Inside Story about Nutrition and Health
The Ways of Knowing About Nutrition
Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels
Nutrition Attitudes and Behaviors
Healthful Diets: Mypyramid, the Dietary Guidelines, and More
How the Body Uses Food: Digestion and Absorption
Calories! Food, Energy, and Energy Balance
Obesity and Underweight: The Highs and Lows of Weight Status
Weight Control: The Myths and Realities
Disordered Eating: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Pica
Useful Facts about Sugars, Starches, and Fiber
Diabetes Now
Alcohol: The Positives and Negatives
Proteins and Amino Acids
Vegetarian Diets
Food Allergies and Intolerances
Fats and Cholesterol In Health
Nutrition and Heart Disease
Vitamins and Your Health
Phytochemicals and Genetically Modified Food
Diet and Cancer
Good Things to Know About Minerals
Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods
Water is an Essential Nutrient
Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease
Nutrition and Physical Fitness for Everyone
Nutrition and Physical Performance
Good Nutrition for Life: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infancy
Nutrition for the Growing Years: Childhood Through Adolescents
Nutrition and Health Maintenance for Adults of All Ages
The Multiple Dimensions of Food Safety
Aspects of Global Nutrition
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