Nutrition Now, 5th Edition

  • includes Interactive Learning Guide
  • Judith E. Brown University of Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 0495117692
  • ISBN-13: 9780495117698
  • 696 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2005, 2002
  • © 2008 | Published
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Overview

NUTRITION NOW is the best option for professors looking for a non-majors text that is research-based, yet presented in an applied, consumer-oriented approach. Its unique modular format is comprised of 32 individual units (as opposed to a traditional 12 to 16 chapter sequence) 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. Plus, besides the flexibility of the text, there is a new "Interactive Learning Gide" that includes a variety of assignable class activities and worksheets that allow instructors to design an interactive environment regardless of the size of the class. This edition incorporates up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The interactive pedagogical features of this text, along with the author's direct and friendly writing style, make it a favorite among readers and instructors alike.


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Features/Benefits

  • �Key Concepts and Facts� open each unit and highlight each unit�s most important information. They are ideal for preparing students� minds for what they will be learning, as well as for a quick review of core concepts.
  • �Reality Check� boxes, integrated throughout the text, explore contemporary nutrition controversies. These include real-life questions students may ask, such as �Should I follow a high protein diet?� Students are provided with opposing viewpoints, provided facts, and prompted to apply their knowledge and make their own conclusions.
  • �Nutrition Scorecard� boxes at the beginning of each unit give students an opportunity to pre-test their knowledge before they read the material. This feature provides a series of true/false questions, with answers located on the following page.
  • Included in every chapter, �Nutrition Up Close� boxes provide many opportunities for students to apply their growingknowledge to their own nutritional status. Feedback is included, and several are annotated for use with Diet Analysis+ software.
  • Nutrition Up Close topics include �Nutrition Concepts Review,� �Evaluate Your Fiber Intake,� and �Checking Out a Fat Loss Product.�
  • �On the Side�margin notes feature short, entertaining pieces of information related to the unit material, giving students fun facts that will help them be better informed consumers.
  • With new ones added to this edition, �Health Action� activities and assignments in every chapter give students plenty of practice in making good decisions related to nutrition issues and suggest key actions that students can take to achieve healthful diets.

What's New

  • Do your students read their text? Reality is they aren't reading as much as we would like, so this text offers a unique, topical organization that is written in an engaging, manageable length. This favored introductory nutrition text is comprised of 32 units vs. the more traditional 15-20 chapters, and can easily be printed to match the specific topics you cover in your course, in the order you cover them. Look at the visual preface of the instructor's edition to learn how to create a school-specific version of this text.
  • The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest statistics and research on emerging topics, including the role of nutrition in inflammation, nutrition and disease relationships, effects of dietary components on gene function, the expanding epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and the roles of diet and physical activity for prevention and management. For a full listing of unit updates, see the preface of the Instructor's Edition.
  • In-depth coverage of the MyPyramid and the Dietary Guidelines is covered in Unit 6 "Healthful Diets: MyPyramid, the Dietary Guidelines, and More."
  • Expanded coverage of obesity and diabetes in youth and adults is found in Unit 9 "Obesity and Underweight: The Highs and Lows of Weight Status" and in Unit 13 "Diabetes Now."
  • Figures, photos, and illustrations have been updated throughout to enhance the chapter material and to support this being the most visually engaging personal nutrition text on the market today.
  • A unique instructor "Interactive Learning Manual" includes a variety of class activities, worksheets, and transparency masters for extended learning opportunities, such as classroom interactive "breaks," laboratories for sensory evaluation of taste, dietary assessment training, nutrition self-assessments, and group critical thinking activities.
  • A new, unique student "Interactive Learning Manual" comes packaged with the text for no additional charge. The workbook includes a variety of assignable activities and worksheets that correlate to the core content of the text and can easily be turned in for credit.
  • Diet Analysis+, available on the Web or on a Win/Mac CD-ROM, can be packaged with this text at a substantial discount. An incredible value to your students, this professional-quality software includes the latest DRI information, a database of over 22,000 food items, a new audio tutorial, an improved calendar function, a new easy to print 3-day average report, and much more. For additional information, visit academic.cengage.com/nutrition.
  • A new, unique student �Interactive Learning Guide� can be packaged with the text for no additional charge. The workbook includes a variety of assignable activities and worksheets that correlate to the core content of the text and can easily be turned in for credit, as well as an assortment of study tools. Activities include �Putting Together a Family Tree Health History,� �Genetics of Taste,� �Portion Size Exercise� and.

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    ISBN-10: 0495388823 | ISBN-13: 9780495388821

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.

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Interactive Learning Guide  (ISBN-10: 0495383074 | ISBN-13: 9780495383079)

This unique "Interactive Learning Manual" includes a variety of activities and worksheets to apply and assess your nutrition knowledge. Topics include "Putting Together a Family Tree Health History," "Genetics of Taste," "Portion Size Exercise," "Checking Out 'Low Carb' Food Labels," "Anthropometry Lab," "Bottled Water Taste Test."


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WebTutor™ Toolbox offers basic online study tools including learning objectives, flashcards, and practice quizzes.


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The top-rated diet analysis software and a must-have for success in your nutrition course, DIET ANALYSIS PLUS enables you to track and assess the nutritional value of the foods you eat! Featuring an easy to use interface, Version 9.0 includes a database of over 20,000 foods, ten reports for analysis, and the latest Dietary References, making it easy for you to calculate your DRIs, as well as your goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. After creating your own personal profile based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level, you will be able to easily track the types and serving sizes of the foods you consume from one to 365 days. You will then be able to use the information to adjust your diet as needed and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals.


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Nutrition Applications Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495011843 | ISBN-13: 9780495011842)

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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.