Nutrition Essentials and Diet Therapy

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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Nutrition Essentials and Diet Therapy provides complete coverage of all of the content needed in an LPN/LVN curriculum. This versatile text concentrates on what is most important for the health care provider to know about the nutrition basics and the application on nutrition knowledge. Coverage includes the latest developments in nutrition fundamentals, nutrition across the life span, nutritional management of chronic and acute illnesses, the latest DRI's, and expanded coverage of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and herbal remedies. An LPN Threads Series title. Unique! Cultural boxes incorporated throughout each chapter focus on specific ways in which culture affects nutritional concepts in practice and promote a greater cultural awareness and prepares students to work with diverse clients. Unique! Facts and Fallacies identify common myths about nutrition and then present the facts. This feature promotes nutritional education that is based on research and current belief. Unique! Teaching Pearls provide practical nutritional counseling tips and analogies. Critical Thinking Case Studies cover a variety of client teaching considerations related to various nutritional situations. Each case study is followed by application questions. Chapter Challenge Questions and Classroom Activities appear at the end of each chapter and provide the opportunity to review and discuss the content. Additional coverage on women and cardiovascular disease provides insight to the importance of prevention of cardiovascular disease. Expanded herbal therapy coverage includes content on potential interactions between herbal medications and other types of medication. Information on the role that nutrition plays in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases has been expanded to address the significant growth in the number of individuals being diagnosed with these problems. Expanded content on proteins addresses the increase use of protein powders by athletes and the use of enteral and parenteral supplements during chronic and acute illnesses. NEW Online Version of Nutritrac Nutrition Analysis Program provides additional tools for learning with an expanded food database of over 5,000 foods in 18 different categories and a complete listing of more than 150 activities. Additional new features for this online version include an ideal body weight (IBW) calculator, a Harris-Benedict calculator to estimate total daily energy needs, and the complete Exchange Lists for Meal Planning.

Table of Contents

The Art and Science of Nutrition In Health and Disease
The Art of Nutrition in a Family Context
Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats: The Energy Macronutrients of Balanced Meals
The Micronutrients of Balanced Meals: Vitamins, Minerals, Phytochemicals, and Water
Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism in Health and Disease
Chronic and Acute Illness
Insulin Resistance and The Metabolic Syndrome
Obesity and Healthy Weight Management
Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
Renal Disease
Cancer: Nutrition Prevention and Treatment
Life Span and Wellness Concerns in Promoting Health and Managing Illness
Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Health and Disease
Growth and Development Issues in Promoting Good Health
Nutrition Over the Adult Life Span
Public Health Issues in National and International Nutrition
The Nutrition Care Process in the Health Care Setting
Appendices - Available online through Evolve
Websites for Nutrition Information and Educational Material
MyPyramid Worksheet
The Exchange Lists for Weight Management
Estimating Body Frame Size
Identifying Anemias
Nutritive Values of Various Foods
Nutritive Value of Selected Ethnic Foods
Fiber Content of Selected Foods
Body Mass Index
Blood Pressure Tables for Children and Adolescents
The DASH Eating Plan
Growth Charts for Boys and Girls from Birth to 18 Years of Age
Child Care Meal Patterns
Food Storage Guidelines
Braden Scale for Pedicting Pressure Sore Risk
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