Nutrition Now, 6th Edition

  • includes Interactive Learning Guide
  • Judith E. Brown University of Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 1439049033
  • ISBN-13: 9781439049037
  • 688 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2005
  • © 2011 | Published
  • List Price = $ 194.95
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About The Solution

Overview

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.


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Features/Benefits

  • How do you engage students in course material? Could you use a text that promotes active learning and provides a flexible, customizable format? Nutrition Now offers a unique 33 unit modular format that helps students focus on core concepts and allows instructors to easily modify the material to match your course outline. The emphasis on active learning and critical thinking will engage students in the material and apply it to their own lives.
  • Nutrition Scorecard boxes, at the beginning of each unit, give students the opportunity to test their knowledge before reading the material by asking them to assess the truth of often-heard nutrition "facts." This feature helps students focus on the content they need to learn in each unit.
  • Reality Check boxes, like the Nutrition Scorecards, present often-heard nutrition "facts" in a format of opposing viewpoints to prompt students to apply their knowledge and draw their own conclusions.
  • Nutrition Up Close boxes in every chapter encourage students to use their critical thinking skills and apply what they have learned. Feedback is included, and several boxes are annotated for use with Diet Analysis+ software. Topics include Nutrition Concepts Review, Evaluate Your Fiber Intake, and Checking Out a Fat Loss Product.
  • Unit 13 ("Diabetes Now") covers the important issues specific to the diabetes epidemic in the United States, especially with the increase of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Topics include metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, obesity in children, high glycemic foods, and more.

What's New

  • New! "Take Action" boxes encourage students to improve their health by making small, manageable changes such as increasing vegetable and fruit intake, stabilizing weight, and increasing the intensity of physical activity.
  • Enhanced coverage of the role of inflammation in chronic diseases.
  • Integrated coverage of the roles of diet, food components, body fat, and physical activity.
  • In-depth overage of new MyPyramid and DASH Eating Plan tools and resources in Unit 6: "Healthful Diets: MyPyramid, the Dietary Guidelines, and More."
  • New and revised dietary recommendations for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer; and updated recommendations for physical activity in people of all ages.
  • Updates to nutrition and physical performance content(from amino acid supplements and muscular recovery and strength to pre-event, event, and recovery foods and fluids). For a full listing of unit updates, see the preface of the Instructor's Edition.
  • Figures, photos, and illustrations have been updated throughout to enhance the chapter material and to continue this text's reputation of being the most visually engaging personal nutrition text on the market.

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Table of Contents

1. Key Nutrition Concepts and Terms.
2. The Inside Story about Nutrition and Health.
3. The Ways of Knowing About Nutrition.
4. Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels.
5. Nutrition Attitudes and Behaviors.
6. Healthful Diets: Mypyramid, the Dietary Guidelines, and More.
7. How the Body Uses Food: Digestion and Absorption.
8. Calories! Food, Energy, and Energy Balance.
9. Obesity and Underweight: The Highs and Lows of Weight Status.
10. Weight Control: The Myths and Realities.
11. Disordered Eating: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Pica.
12. Useful Facts about Sugars, Starches, and Fiber.
13. Diabetes Now.
14. Alcohol: The Positives and Negatives.
15. Proteins and Amino Acids.
16. Vegetarian Diets.
17. Food Allergies and Intolerances.
18. Fats and Cholesterol In Health.
19. Nutrition and Heart Disease.
20. Vitamins and Your Health.
21. Phytochemicals and Genetically Modified Food.
22. Diet and Cancer.
23. Good Things to Know About Minerals.
24. Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods.
25. Water is an Essential Nutrient.
26. Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease.
27. Nutrition and Physical Fitness for Everyone.
28. Nutrition and Physical Performance.
29. Good Nutrition for Life: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infancy.
30. Nutrition for the Growing Years: Childhood Through Adolescents.
31. Nutrition and Health Maintenance for Adults of All Ages.
32. The Multiple Dimensions of Food Safety.
33. Aspects of Global Nutrition.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Nutrition CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111357676 | ISBN-13: 9781111357672)

Cengage Learning's Nutrition CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with NUTRITION NOW, 6th Edition.

List Price = $107.00  | CengageBrain Price = $107.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00


Nutrition CourseMate with eBook, Diet Analysis Plus 2-Semester, Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428271716 | ISBN-13: 9781428271715)

Provide your students easy, convenient access to three valuable resources—CourseMate, Diet Analysis Plus, and Global Nutrition Watch—with one access code. These interactive tools bring course concepts to life by encouraging students to engage with course material, interact with their own nutritional goals, and stay current on hot topics in Nutrition.

List Price = $117.00  | CengageBrain Price = $117.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00


Correlation Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538739754 | ISBN-13: 9780538739757)

This companion for the transparencies published for the 4th edition of the text assists you in organizing your visuals. The guide correlates the TRAs to the 6th edition figures/page numbers and lists important changes and obsolete TRAs for your convenience.


PowerLecture with ExamView® and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 0538739622 | ISBN-13: 9780538739627)

The PowerLecture provides a one-stop classroom preparation tool with text-specific lecture and instructor resources to enhance your teaching experience. The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture assets include chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations, images, animations and video, instructor’s manual, ExamView® test bank, useful web links, and more.


Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111473676 | ISBN-13: 9781111473679)

Bring currency to the classroom with GLOBAL NUTRITION WATCH from Cengage Learning! This user-friendly website provides convenient access to thousands of trusted sources, including academic journals, newspapers, videos, and podcasts, for you to use for research projects or classroom discussion. GLOBAL NUTRITION WATCH is updated daily to offer the most current news about topics related to Nutrition.

List Price = $28.00  | CengageBrain Price = $28.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.00


Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0538737204 | ISBN-13: 9780538737203)

This all-in-one resource provides you all the tools you need to prepare for class. The Instructor's Manual features a variety of assignable materials--food label exercises, critical thinking questions, and Internet exercise worksheets--as well as chapter outlines, classroom activity suggestions, and additional topical worksheets. The test bank section provides multiple-choice including case-study based questions, true/false, discussion, fill-in, and matching items.


Dietary Guidelines Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1111578699 | ISBN-13: 9781111578695)

In order to provide the most current information, this laminated supplement includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, updates to Healthy People 2020, and updates to the DRIs for calcium, vitamin D, and sodium.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.50


Nutrition Now  (ISBN-10: 0538741376 | ISBN-13: 9780538741378)

NUTRITION NOW introduces non-major students to the science of nutrition while engaging them through active learning exercises and applied, real-world examples. This text's unique modular format (33 units) helps students focus on critical content by organizing the material into smaller sections and provides instructors the flexibility to choose which units to cover and modify the order to meet course goals and objectives. This research-based text uses a direct, student-friendly writing style that makes content approachable, but not oversimplified. The emphasis on active learning and critical thinking both in the text and the "Interactive Learning Guide" allows instructors to design an interactive environment regardless of class size or format (in classroom or online). NUTRITION NOW offers a flexible option to meet your course needs that will get your students excited about the science of nutrition.

List Price = $177.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.50


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Nutrition CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111357676 | ISBN-13: 9781111357672)

Cengage Learning's Nutrition CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with NUTRITION NOW, 6th Edition.

List Price = $107.00  | CengageBrain Price = $107.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00


Nutrition CourseMate with eBook, Diet Analysis Plus 2-Semester, Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428271716 | ISBN-13: 9781428271715)

Get easy, convenient access to three valuable resources—CourseMate, Diet Analysis Plus, and Global Nutrition Watch—with only one access code. These interactive tools bring course concepts to life by encouraging you to engage with course material, interact with their own nutritional goals, and stay current on hot topics in Nutrition.

List Price = $117.00  | CengageBrain Price = $117.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00


Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111473676 | ISBN-13: 9781111473679)

Bring currency to the classroom with GLOBAL NUTRITION WATCH from Cengage Learning! This user-friendly website provides convenient access to thousands of trusted sources, including academic journals, newspapers, videos, and podcasts, for you to use for research projects or classroom discussion. GLOBAL NUTRITION WATCH is updated daily to offer the most current news about topics related to Nutrition.

List Price = $28.00  | CengageBrain Price = $28.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.00


Dietary Guidelines Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1111578699 | ISBN-13: 9781111578695)

In order to provide the most current information, this laminated supplement includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, updates to Healthy People 2020, and updates to the DRIs for calcium, vitamin D, and sodium.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.50


Nutrition Now  (ISBN-10: 0538741376 | ISBN-13: 9780538741378)

NUTRITION NOW introduces non-major students to the science of nutrition while engaging them through active learning exercises and applied, real-world examples. This text's unique modular format (33 units) helps students focus on critical content by organizing the material into smaller sections and provides instructors the flexibility to choose which units to cover and modify the order to meet course goals and objectives. This research-based text uses a direct, student-friendly writing style that makes content approachable, but not oversimplified. The emphasis on active learning and critical thinking both in the text and the "Interactive Learning Guide" allows instructors to design an interactive environment regardless of class size or format (in classroom or online). NUTRITION NOW offers a flexible option to meet your course needs that will get your students excited about the science of nutrition.

List Price = $177.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.50


Meet the Author

About the Author

Judith E. Brown

Judith E. Brown is a nutrition researcher, writer and speaker who provides consultation services to the food and pharmaceutical industries, and government health programs. As a Professor Emeritus of the Division of Epidemiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota, she successfully obtained and completed large, competitively funded research grants related to nutrition and health. Her areas of expertise include scientific advising on new product development, advising on product evaluation studies, public speaking to professional groups, consumer-oriented publications on topics specific to health and nutrition, and expert opinion papers on safety and efficacy of nutrients, neutraceuticals, and fortified products. Judy Brown has more than 30 years of instructional experience in the field of nutrition. She has also been involved with writing for several years and has written more than one hundred research articles for publications. She is the author of NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, THIRD EDITION (Wadsworth, 2008). An avid researcher and an exceptional writer and teacher, Judith E. Brown is one of the most influential and respected authors in the field.