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Nutrition & Diet Therapy 12th Edition

Ruth A. Roth

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NUTRITION & DIET THERAPY, 12th Edition gives LPN/LVN students a solid foundation in nutrition. This product enables them to more effectively help clients improve their overall health, especially as our nation faces higher rates of preventable chronic disease. Section 1 covers the fundamentals of nutrition; Section 2 explains nutrition over the lifecycle; and Section 3 addresses medical nutrition therapy. New information includes "Healthy People 2020," DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS 2015-2020, obesity prevention and treatment, lifestyle medicine, diabetes, celiac disease, and irritable and short bowel syndrome. Available with MindTap® and numerous hands-on activities to maximize learning.

Ruth A. Roth,

Ruth A. Roth, M.S., RDN, is a retired Dietician from Parkview Hospital and a retired faculty member from Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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  • Extremely student friendly, NUTRITION & DIET THERAPY, 12e has a clean, open look and straightforward presentation. It also avoids the complex explanations, dense text, and complicated illustrations and tables that are characteristic of the higher-level nutrition titles.
  • Three succinct concepts provide the broad organizational structure of the book: Section 1 covers the fundamentals of nutrition, Section 2 explains nutrition concepts through the life cycle, and Section 3 addresses the nutrition therapy concepts students need to know as future nurses.
  • Hands-on activities throughout the text enable students to put what they learn into practice. Exploring the Web features provide mini research assignments so students can further explore text concepts. Case in Point case studies conclude each chapter by putting material into real-world context. Rate This Plate features allow students to critique meals chosen for the patients profiled in the case studies.
  • Truly engage your students and turn them into critical thinkers with the MindTap® for Basic Health Sciences online learning program. Helping students maximize their study time, this digital learning solution offers a wealth of resources, including an interactive eBook with highlighting and note-taking functions; self-quizzes, multiple choice questions, and exercises; client scenarios; flashcards for practicing chapter terms; interactive Case in Point and Rate this Plate exercises; NCLEX-style quizzing; and a Diet & Wellness app.
  • NUTRITION & DIET THERAPY, 12e equips LPN/LVN nursing students with a broad introduction to nutrition concepts, presented in a basic, applied level that emphasizes practical, hands-on training in essential areas. The text helps students understand that nutrition and health are closely related as our nation faces many preventable chronic diet-related diseases.
  • Providing a solid foundation in the basic principles and concepts of good nutrition, the text enables LPN/LVN nursing students to explore their crucial place in advancing their clients to optimum nutritional health. It also helps students locate evidence-based resources on popular nutrition topics that are often making headlines.

Nutrition & Diet Therapy


1. The Relationship of Nutrition and Health.
2. Planning a Healthy Diet.
3. Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism.
4. Carbohydrates.
5. Lipids (Fats).
6. Proteins.
7. Vitamins.
8. Minerals.
9. Water.
10. Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation.
11. Nutrition during Infancy.
12. Nutrition during Childhood and Adolescence.
13. Nutrition during Adulthood.
14. Weight Management across the Life Cycle.
15. Diet, Pre-Diabetes, and Diabetes.
16. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease.
17. Diet and Renal Disease.
18. Diet and Gastrointestinal Disorders.
19. Diet and Cancer.
20. Foodborne Illness, Allergies, and Intolerances.
21. Nutritional Care of Clients with Special Needs.

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