Nutrition : An Applied Approach, Myplate Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2011-12-05
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition, Third Editionintroduces nutrition in an innovative, applied presentation that helps you retain the material long after you leave the class. Recognizing the natural interest students have in nutrition, the authors demonstrate how it relates to your health and everyday life, and examine commonly held misconceptions. This book focuses on the functionsof vitamins and minerals and relates them to everyday health issues that you can easily grasp. The applied content is focused on four key chaptersfluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, and energy metabolism and blood health. Along with a host of new features, the Third Editionincludes updated theory and research findings, developing trends, and tools to challenge nutritional myths and misperceptions. The MyPlate Editionfeatures a write-to-fit update so that you have the latest nutrition information right within your book. New information includes the new MyPlate graphic (which replaces the former MyPyramid), the 2010 Guidelines, and the new Dietary Reference Intakes.

Author Biography

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

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