Higher Education

Understanding Nutrition, 13th Edition

  • Eleanor Noss Whitney
  • Sharon Rady Rolfes
  • ISBN-10: 1133587526  |  ISBN-13: 9781133587521
  • 928 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2008
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.25
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Overview

Used by more than one million students, Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION is THE best-selling introductory nutrition text on the market today! While maintaining the stellar quality and support that discerning instructors demand for the majors course, the Thirteenth Edition takes UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION to a new level with an integrated pedagogy, along with an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources that support instructors' course objectives and students' future career opportunities. From its beautiful and carefully developed art program to its strong science base, contemporary coverage, and market-leading supplements, the Thirteenth Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standard for texts in this market. This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger. Praised for its consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations of key topics, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with students--engaging them as it teaches the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. Take a fresh look at UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION.

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  • Detachable Study Cards at the end of the book provide concise summaries of the key chapter concepts along with key figures and study questions. These cards are perforated and designed for students to use as a quick review for exams.
  • At the end of each chapter, "Nutrition Portfolio" sections invite students to evaluate and compare their personal dietary choices with dietary goals introduced in the text by completing an activity in Diet Analysis Plus.
  • "How To" sections guide readers through problem-solving tasks such as calculating energy intake from the grams of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in a food. Each "How To" feature is accompanied by "Try It"activities for students to practice these skills.
  • WebTutor Premium, your complete solution for Nutrition, provides course management tools for instructors and various online study tools for your students. Each chapter in UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION prompts students to use online resources: review quizzes, Pop-up Tutors, animations, case studies, interactive exercises, and more. Easy to assign and track, WebTutor will save time both for instructors and students to better support course goals and learning objectives.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Nutrition.
Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News.
2. Planning a Healthy Diet.
Highlight: Vegetarian Diets.
3. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport.
Highlight: Common Digestive Problems.
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers.
Highlight: Carbs, Calories, and Controversies.
5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols.
Highlight: High-Fat Foods--Friend or Foe?
6. Protein: Amino Acids.
Highlight: Nutritional Genomics.
7. Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions.
Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition.
8. Energy Balance and Body Composition.
Highlight: Eating Disorders.
9. Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight.
Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again.
10. The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C.
Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.
11. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K.
Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention.
12. Water and the Major Minerals.
Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium.
13. The Trace Minerals.
Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods.
14. Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations.
Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids.
15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation.
Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence.
Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases.
17. Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years.
Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions.
18. Diet and Health.
Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
19. Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water.
Highlight: Food Biotechnology.
20. Hunger and the Global Environment.
Highlight: Environmentally-Friendly Food Choices.
Appendix A Cells, Hormones, and Nerves.
Appendix B Basic Chemistry Concepts.
Appendix C Biochemical Structures and Pathways.
Appendix D Measures of Protein Quality.
Appendix E Nutrition Assessment.
Appendix F Physical Activity and Energy Requirements.
Appendix G United States: Exchange Lists.
Appendix H Table of Food Composition.
Appendix I WHO: Nutrition.
Recommendations Canada: Choice.
System and Guidelines.
Appendix J Healthy People 2010.
Glossary.
Index.
Dietary Reference Intakes.
Aids to Calculations.
Daily Values for Food Labels.
Glossary of Nutrient Measures.
Body Mass Index.

What's New

  • Learning Objectives have been added for the first time in this edition. Each learning objective is tied to a main section of the chapter (called Learn It) and repeated as reinforcement in the end-of-section summary (called Review It). Learning objectives also appear in the study cards at the back of the book (Study It) and quiz questions (Test It).
  • Nutrition in Your Life, which appears at the beginning of each chapter and serves to provide a personal application of chapter content for the student, is now explicitly tied to the Nutrition Portfolio at the end of the chapter, which includes a related activity to be done in Diet Analysis Plus.
  • Updated coverage throughout every chapter in the Thirteenth Edition presents the field's latest developments, including the USDA's new MyPlate Food Guide, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, and nutrition and health objectives from the Healthy People 2020. In addition, the newest dietary guidelines for vitamin D, calcium, and sodium have been included.
  • Chapter 9's coverage of obesity and overweight has been thoroughly updated to reflect the considerable research on the topic in the last three years. A new How To box discusses ways of identifying fad diets and weight-loss scams.
  • The Highlight for Chapter 3 now contains a section on celiac disease. Chapter 4 contains a new box: How To Reduce the Intake of Added Sugars, and Chapter 14 contains a new How To on calculating the carbohydrate concentration of sports drinks. These are just a few of the hundreds of updates throughout.

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Diet Analysis Plus, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0538495081 | ISBN-13: 9780538495080)

Take control. Reach your goals. Experience Diet Analysis Plus. Diet Analysis Plus allows students to track their diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food they eat so they can adjust their diets to reach personal health goals--all while gaining a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, their lives. Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database; customizable reports; new assignable labs; custom food and recipe features; the latest Dietary Reference Intakes; and goals and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Updated for Fall 2010, new features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, easy-to-use instructor page, and resources tab with helpful information. Use the Diet Analysis Plus activities in all our Introductory Nutrition textbooks to show students how the concepts they learn in the text relate to their personal health goals.

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Diet Analysis Plus, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 053849509X | ISBN-13: 9780538495097)

Take control. Reach your goals. Experience Diet Analysis Plus. Diet Analysis Plus allows students to track their diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food they eat so they can adjust their diets to reach personal health goals--all while gaining a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, their lives. Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database; customizable reports; new assignable labs; custom food and recipe features; the latest Dietary Reference Intakes; and goals and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. New features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, easy-to-use instructor page, and resources tab with helpful information.

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Global Nutrition Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 111147365X | ISBN-13: 9781111473655)

Bring currency to your classroom with GLOBAL NUTRITION WATCH from Cengage Learning! This student-friendly website provides convenient access to thousands of trusted sources, including academic journals, newspapers, videos, and podcasts, for students 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. Bundle this valuable resource at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title or have your students purchase the resource center as a standalone item.

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

Bring currency to your classroom with GLOBAL NUTRITION WATCH from Cengage Learning! This student-friendly website provides convenient access to thousands of trusted sources, including academic journals, newspapers, videos, and podcasts, for students 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. Bundle this valuable resource at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title or have your students purchase the resource center as a standalone item.

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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133604447 | ISBN-13: 9781133604440)

New to this edition of the manual are food-focused case studies and classroom activities, critical thinking questions, and crossword puzzles. Other instructional resources include additional case studies and activities, a variety of assignment worksheets, newly streamlined lecture presentation outlines, student handouts, and keys to the text Try It questions.

PowerLecture with ExamView® and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 1133604471 | ISBN-13: 9781133604471)

PowerLecture makes it easy for you to create customized lectures. Each chapter includes the following features, all organized by chapter section: lecture slides, all chapter art and photos, animations, BBC video clips, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Examview, JoinIn polling and quizzing slides, and more.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133604439 | ISBN-13: 9781133604433)

Thoroughly revised for the 13th edition, this study guide features a multitude of chapter review materials: fill-in-the-blank chapter summaries, multiple-choice sample test questions, new matching exercises and crossword puzzles for key terms review, short answer and discussion questions, calculation problems, and figure identification items--all built around the chapter learning outcomes.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133607012 | ISBN-13: 9781133607014)

New Cengage Learning's Nutrition CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION 13E. You have access to an interactive eBook, Pop-up Tutors, Nutrition Tutorials, videos, and much more!

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CourseMate with Diet Analysis Plus 2-Semester, Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285091248 | ISBN-13: 9781285091242)

Cengage Learning's 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 UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 13th Edition.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook, Diet Analysis, Global Nutrition Watch on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133606245 | ISBN-13: 9781133606246)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook, Diet Analysis, Global Nutrition Watch on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133606261 | ISBN-13: 9781133606260)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

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WebTutor on LMS on Gateway with Diet Analysis Plus, Global Nutrition Watch, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285491491 | ISBN-13: 9781285491493)

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Universal Access eBook, Global Nutrition Watch, Diet Analysis Plus 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285185501 | ISBN-13: 9781285185507)

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CengageNOW with Diet Analysis Plus, Global Nutrition Watch, Health Change Planner, Interactive Quizzing, Chapter Activities Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285058291 | ISBN-13: 9781285058290)

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MindLink for CengageNOW™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128547046X | ISBN-13: 9781285470467)

Learn more in less time and succeed in your nutrition course with MindLink for CengageNOW™, a powerful online tool that optimizes your learning experience by generating a diagnostic personalized study plan to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade. Focusing on what you don’t already know, the study plan guides you through eBook pages, interactive tutorials, videos, animations, games, and other multimedia tools to help you master key nutrition concepts.

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General MindLink for CourseMate with Diet Analysis Plus, Global Nutrition Watch, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285370635 | ISBN-13: 9781285370637)

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Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371755 | ISBN-13: 9781285371757)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your nutrition course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

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MindTap® Nutrition, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Whitney/Rolfes' Understanding Nutrition  (ISBN-10: 1285776143 | ISBN-13: 9781285776149)

MINDTAP NUTRITION FOR WHITNEY/ROLFE'S UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, THIRTEENTH EDITION is a fully online, highly personalized learning platform of content, assignments, and services hand-selected by your instructor. MINDTAP's Learning Path Navigator guides you through your Nutrition course curriculum, letting you complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, do homework, and engage with multimedia, activities, and assessments--all designed to help you understand the content and get the grade you want. MINDTAP NUTRITION includes a variety of web apps called "MindApps," including ReadSpeaker, which reads the text out loud, and Diet & Wellness Plus which helps you gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. It also includes a best-in-class eBook, ready for your notes and highlights.

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General MindLink for MindTap® Nutrition, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305266129 | ISBN-13: 9781305266124)

General MindLink for MindTap Nutrition Instant Access for Whitney/Rolfes’ Understanding Nutrition, 13th engages you to produce your best work – consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency.

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Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285797655 | ISBN-13: 9781285797656)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Student Course Guide: Nutrition Pathways  (ISBN-10: 113360448X | ISBN-13: 9781133604488)

Wadsworth, a part of Cengage Learning, is pleased to partner with Dallas TeleLearning and the LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunication by publishing a text-specific Student Course Guide for the Nutrition Pathways Telecourse. The guide is designed to help connect the course to the assigned text (Understanding Nutrition 13th Edition) and maximize student learning. The Student Course Guide features chapter and video assignments, lesson overviews, chapter learning objectives, key lesson concepts, and a practice test for each lesson. A must have for every student!

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Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285793854 | ISBN-13: 9781285793856)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Diet Analysis Plus, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0538495081 | ISBN-13: 9780538495080)

The top-rated diet-analysis software and a must-have for success in your health course, DIET ANALYSIS PLUS enables you to track your diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat! Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database, custom food and recipe features, the latest Dietary References, as well as your goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. New features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, and resources tab with helpful information. You can create your own personal profile based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level-AND use this information to adjust your diet and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. The dynamic interface makes it easy for you to track the types and serving sizes of the foods consumed from one day to 365 days. DIET ANALYSIS PLUS can help you gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, your life.

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Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285790057 | ISBN-13: 9781285790053)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

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Diet Analysis Plus, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 053849509X | ISBN-13: 9780538495097)

The top-rated diet-analysis software and a must-have for success in your nutrition course, DIET ANALYSIS PLUS enables you to track your diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat! Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database, custom food and recipe features, the latest Dietary References, as well as your goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. New features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, and resources tab with helpful information. You can create your own personal profile based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level-AND use this information to adjust your diet and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. The dynamic interface makes it easy for you to track the types and serving sizes of the foods consumed from one day to 365 days. DIET ANALYSIS PLUS can help you gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, your life and is a valuable partner to your Nutrition course.

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Global Nutrition Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 111147365X | ISBN-13: 9781111473655)

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.

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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.

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Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133604439 | ISBN-13: 9781133604433)

This study guide is replete with practice questions to help you focus on key concepts and prepare for exams! Fill-in-the-blank chapter summaries, multiple-choice sample tests, and short answer and discussion questions review important information from each section; new matching exercises and crossword puzzles help you recognize key terms; and calculation problems and figure identification items allow you to practice nutrition-related math and chemistry.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Eleanor Noss Whitney

Ellie Whitney, PhD grew up in New York City and received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and biology at Radcliffe/Harvard University and Washington Universities, respectively. She has taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, has written newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and has authored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which have been revised multiple times over the years. In addition to teaching and writing, she has spent the past three-plus decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology. Her latest book is Priceless Florida: The Natural Ecosystems (Pineapple Press, 2004).

Sharon Rady Rolfes

Sharon Rady Rolfes is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that manages a research database of more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. Previously, Ms. Rolfes taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including Understanding Nutrition. In addition to writing, Ms. Rolfes consults on educational projects, and volunteers on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she received her MS in Nutrition and Food Science from Florida State University.