The Science of Nutrition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/7/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Helping students navigate nutrition’s tough topics for a deeper understanding

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Author Biography

Janice L. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Bristol, University of New Mexico
Janice Thompson is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Bristol, England. Her work in the United Kingdom focuses on developing nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risk for chronic diseases in high-risk populations. She retains her affiliation with the University of New Mexico through consulting on nutrition and exercise research with the Office of Native American Diabetes Programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. While she was based at University of New Mexico, she conducted research on how nutrition and physical activity interventions reduce diabetes risk in Native American populations, mentored junior faculty in research, and taught nutrition courses.
Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), the Southwest Chapter of ACSM (SWACSM), the New Mexico State Diabetes Advisory Committee, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Janice won an undergraduate teaching award while a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Janice is the co-author with Melinda Manore of Pearson’s non-majors nutrition book Nutrition: An Applied Approach and consumer-level nutrition book, Nutrition for Life.
Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., RD, FACSM
Oregon State University
Melinda Manore is a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University, Corvallis, where she teaches and conducts research in nutrition and exercise. Before coming to Oregon State, she taught at Arizona State University for seventeen years. Melinda’s areas of specialization include nutritional requirements and issues for active women, nutrition assessment, and the role that nutrition and exercise play in health, energy balance, obesity, and disordered eating.
A registered dietitian, Melinda is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). She is Past Chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research DPG (Dietetic Practice Group). Melinda is a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences (ASNS), the American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NASSO), the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Military Nutrition Research, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Melinda writes a nutrition column for and is an associate editor for ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal, and she has won numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching. While at Arizona State University, she was nominated for the Distinguished Mentor of Women Award (1996), and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award (1998, 2000). In 2001, she received the SCAN Excellence in Practice Award.
Melinda is the co-author with Janice Thompson of Pearson’s non-majors nutrition book Nutrition: An Applied Approach and consumer-level nutrition book, Nutrition for Life.
Linda A. Vaughan, Ph.D., RD
Arizona State University
Linda Vaughan is Associate Dean at Arizona State University, East. Previously, she was Chair of the Department of Nutrition. Linda earned her doctorate at University of Arizona in agricultural biochemistry and nutrition. She currently teaches, advises graduate students, and conducts research about “independent living” older adults and the nutrient content of donated/distributed food from community food banks. Her area of specialization is older adults and lifecycle nutrition.
Linda is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Institute of Nutrition/American Society of Nutrition Sciences, the Arizona Dietetic Association, and the Central Arizona Dietetic Association. Linda has received numerous awards, including the Arizona Dietetic Association Outstanding Educator Award (1997) and the University of Arizona East Supervisor of the Year award (2004).


Table of Contents

1. The Science of Nutrition

2. Designing a Healthful Diet

3. The Human Body

4. Carbohydrates

4.5. In Depth: Alcohol

5. Lipids

6. Proteins

7. Metabolism

7.5. In-Depth: Vitamins and Minerals

8.  Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism

9.  Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

10. Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function and Vision

10A. In-Depth: Phytochemicals

11. Nutrients Involved in Bone Health

12. Nutrients Involved in Blood Health and Immunity

13. Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight

13A. In-Depth: Disordered Eating

14. Nutrition and Physical Activity

15. Food Safety and Technology

16. Food Security, Equity, and the Environment

17. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life

18. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence

19. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: The Later Years


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