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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, MyPlate Update, 12th Edition

  • Frances Sizer
  • Ellie Whitney
  • ISBN-10: 1133628184  |  ISBN-13: 9781133628187
  • 848 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • © 2012 | Published
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Why not have it ALL for your Introductory Nutrition course? With Sizer/Whitney's NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, MYPLATE UPDATE, 12e you can! A trusted author team with unparalleled research and excellent writing A modern textbook thoroughly updated with 2010 Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and Healthy People 2020. A superior program integrated with market-leading Diet Analysis software to meet all teaching and learning objectives. Updated with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and Healthy People 2020, NUTRITON: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, MYPLATE UPDATE, continues to focus on core nutrition principles and their personal applications while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge. The authors' lively, approachable writing style gives students just the right amount of detail--striking the perfect balance between scientific research, core concepts, and applications that provide a meaningful context for students. Drawing readers into the study of nutrition, the text dispels students' existing misconceptions, and empowers them to make better nutrition choices and enact real, lasting behavior change.

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Features and Benefits

  • "Controversy" end-of-chapter essays provide a balanced view of scientific evidence regarding current and emerging topics in nutrition. Each Controversy has been thoroughly updated, and two new Controversies added: Chapter 4 "Are Carbohydrates 'Bad' for Health?" and Chapter 11 Controversy, "Nutritional Genomics: Can It Deliver on Its Promises?" There is also new information on vegetarian diet planning, supplements, antioxidant-rich foods, and more. For a full listing of updates, visit academic.cengage.com/community/sizer and click on "Chapter Updates."
  • Relevant issues in the form of "Do You Ever" questions begin each chapter by asking students to consider personal nutrition issues related to the chapter, piquing their interest and inviting them to read on. For example, Chapter 13 asks: "Do you ever wonder whether pregnant women really crave pickles and ice cream?" and, "Do you ever stop to think how much alcohol it takes to harm an unborn child?"
  • "Consumer Corner" features address consumer nutrition issues such as low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets, the wisdom of using amino acid supplements, pros and cons of irradiated foods, and others. The "Food Feature" feature helps readers apply chapter concepts to their own food choices, covering such issues as defensive dining, vitamin-rich foods, diet as preventive medicine, and more. A new feature of the text, "Concepts in Action" activities, connect the specifics of the Food Feature to the students' own dietary tracking in Diet Analysis Plus.
  • In-chapter resources promote learning and understanding. Marginal notes within each chapter highlight key terms. End-of-chapter "Self-Checks" enable students to evaluate their progress. And "Think Fitness" boxes emphasize the connection and the interdependency of fitness and nutrition for total health.
  • Diet Analysis Plus lets students 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 the concepts in the text relate to, and impact, their lives. It includes a 20,000+ food database; 11 customizable reports for analysis; 10 new assignable labs; custom food and recipe features; the latest Dietary Reference Intakes; and goals and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Both the narrative and the design of this text are accessible and reader-friendly. As engaging, clear, and accurate as ever, the narrative now has a new crispness and refinement, with more subheadings to help focus students' attention on important chapter content and engage them in reading. A dynamic new design, including an updated art and photo program, illustrates and reinforces key concepts with even greater clarity. Plus, many of the chapter figures have also been made into animations (noted by "Animated" in the label), bringing dimension and movement to learning.

Table of Contents

1. Food Choices and Human Health.
Controversy 1: Sorting the Impostors From the Real Nutrition Experts.
2. Nutrition Tools--Standards and Guidelines.
Controversy 2: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise? What Do They Deliver?
3. The Remarkable Body.
Controversy 3: Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber.
Controversy 4: Are Carbohydrates "Bad" for Health?
5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols.
Controversy 5: High-Fat Foods: Which to Choose for Good Health?
6. The Proteins and Amino Acids.
Controversy 6: Vegetarian and Meat-Containing Diets: What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls?
7. The Vitamins.
Controversy 7: Vitamin Supplements: Who Benefits?
8. Water and Minerals.
Controversy 8: Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risks?
9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight.
Controversy 9: The Perils of Eating Disorders.
10. Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Body's Responses.
Controversy 10: Erogogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, or Dangers?
11. Diet and Health.
Controversy 11: Nutritional Genomics: Can It Deliver on Its Promises?
12. Food Safety and Food Technology.
Controversy 12: Organic Foods and Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Pros and Cons?
13. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant.
Controversy 13: Childhood Obesity and Early Chronic Diseases.
14. Child, Teen, and Older Adult.
Controversy 14: Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned?
15. Hunger and Global Environment.
Controversy 15: Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward.
Appendix A: Table of Food Composition.
Appendix B: Canadian: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels.
Appendix C: Aids to Calculation.
Appendix D: U.S. Food Exchange System.
Appendix E: Nutrition Resources.
Appendix F: Reference Notes.
Appendix G: Answers to Self-Check Questions.
Appendix H: Physical Activity and Energy Requirements.
Glossary.
Index.

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  • NEW! NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, MYPLATE UPDATE, integrates the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and Healthy People 2020 coverage directly into the text in order to provide you and your students with the most current information.
  • Appearing in each chapter, "Concepts in Action" features integrate Diet Analysis Plus activities to relate chapter concepts to students' lives.
  • "Concept Links" in the margins direct students to earlier foundation discussions relating to topics at hand. Page numbers help make connections to the critical subject matter in earlier chapters.
  • Pop-up Tutors (short videos) in CourseMate, CengageNOW, and Webtutor Premium for Blackboard, WebCT, and Angel give students extra help on difficult concepts, such as protein synthesis and metabolism.
  • New "Controversy" features in Chapters 4 and 11 ask the questions, "Are Carbohydrates 'Bad' for Health?" and "Nutritional Genomics: Can It Deliver on Its Promises?"
  • Hundreds of content updates keep the text current and relevant. New topics include the role of inflammation in chronic disease, a new emphasis on free radical generation and damage from oxidative stress from alcohol metabolism, the latest information on the role and importance of vitamin D, new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and much more.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Frances Sizer

Frances Sizer, M.S., RD, FADA, is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is also a founding member and vice president of Nutrition and Health Associates, a Florida-based information and resource center that maintains an online bibliographic database tracking system that conducts research in more than 1,000 topic areas of nutrition. In addition to the best-selling NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, Sizer was a primary author of the first ever instructional and animated NUTRITION INTERACTIVE CD-ROM (Cengage Wadsworth). Her previous publications include NUTRITION CLINICS, a monograph series for health professionals, and the college text THE FITNESS TRIAD: MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND NUTRITION. In addition to writing, enjoying her family, and schooling her horse in dressage, Sizer is also an active board member of ECHO, a local hunger and homelessness relief organization in her community. Sizer received her B.S. and M.S. in nutrition from Florida State University.

Ellie Whitney

Ellie Whitney, Ph.D. grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote newspaper columns on environmental matters for the TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spen three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES (Pineapple Press, 2004). Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.