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Nutrition for Health and Healthcare 6th Edition

Linda Kelly DeBruyne | Kathryn Pinna, RD, MS, PhD

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NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE is a trusted resource that demonstrates the important role of nutrition to future nurses and health care professionals. It begins by covering basic nutrition concepts and proceeds with clinical topics organized by organ systems, linking nutrition to different disease states, such as diabetes, renal disease, and liver disorders. Each chapter includes practical information, current research, and clinical practice guidelines for addressing nutrition concerns and incorporating nutrition into care plans. Valuable accompanying resources help you prepare and manage your course.

Linda Kelly DeBruyne,

Linda Kelly DeBruyne, MS, RD received her BS in 1980 and her MS in 1982 in nutrition and food science at Florida State University. She is a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center in Tallahassee, Florida, where her specialty areas are life cycle nutrition and fitness. Her other publications include the textbooks NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, HEALTH: MAKING LIFE CHOICES, and the multimedia CD-ROM NUTRITION INTERACTIVE. She is a registered dietititan and maintains a professional membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Kathryn Pinna, RD, MS, PhD,

Kathryn Pinna has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years. Formerly an outpatient Registered Dietitian, Dr. Pinna is a member of both the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her experience also includes work as an Internet consultant and freelance writer, which led to textbook publications such as Nutrition and Diet Therapy, and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. Dr. Pinna earned her MS and PhD in Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • "How To" boxes in various chapters illustrate the application of calculations, nutrition guidelines, or patient care concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Updated "Nutrition in Practice" features at the end of every chapter focus on popular trends in the field related to the chapter material.
  • Updated examples of nursing diagnoses, new sample menus, and updated therapeutic diet tables connect nutrition concepts to practical patient care.
  • NCLEX-style review questions appear in end-of-chapter material to help students better prepare for the national nursing exam.
  • "Nutrition Assessment Checklist" boxes highlight the assessment parameters particularly relevant to specific stages of the life cycle or groups of disorders.
  • "Clinical Application" sections encourage readers to practice mathematical calculations, synthesize information from previous chapters, or understand how dietary modifications affect patients.

Nutrition for Health and Healthcare


1. Overview of Nutrition and Health.
NIP: Finding the Truth about Nutrition.
2. Digestion and Absorption.
NIP: Food Safety.
3. Carbohydrates.
NIP: The Glycemic Index in Nutrition Practice.
4. Lipids.
NIP: Figuring Out Fats.
5. Protein.
NIP: Vegetarian Diets.
6. Energy Balance and Body Composition.
NIP: Eating Disorders.
7. Weight Management.
NIP: Fad Diets.
8. The Vitamins.
NIP: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods.
9. Water and the Minerals.
NIP: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.
10. Nutrition through the Life Span: Pregnancy and Lactation.
NIP: Encouraging Successful Breastfeeding.
11. Nutrition through the Life Span: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence.
NIP: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases.
12. Nutrition through the Life Span: Later Adulthood.
NIP: Hunger and Community Nutrition.
13. Nutrition Care and Assessment.
NIP: Nutritional Genomics.
14. Nutrition Intervention and Diet-Drug Interactions.
NIP: Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
15. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support.
NIP: Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
16. Nutrition in Metabolic and Respiratory Stress.
NIP: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome.
17. Nutrition and Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders.
NIP: Nutrition and Oral Health.
18. Nutrition and Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders.
NIP: Probiotics and Intestinal Health.
19. Nutrition and Liver Diseases.
NIP: Alcohol in Health and Disease.
20. Nutrition and Diabetes Mellitus.
NIP: The Metabolic Syndrome.
21. Nutrition and Disorders of the Heart and Blood Vessels.
NIP: Helping People with Feeding Disabilities.
22. Nutrition and Renal Diseases.
NIP: Dialysis.
23. Nutrition, Cancer, and HIV Infection.
NIP: Ethical Issues in Nutrition Care.
Appendix A. Table of Food Composition.
Appendix B. WHO: Nutrition Recommendations; Canada: Guidelines and Meal Planning.
Appendix C. Food Lists for Diabetes.
Appendix D. Physical Activity and Energy Requirements.
Appendix E. Nutrition Assessment: Supplemental Information.
Appendix F. Aids to Calculation.
Appendix G. Enteral Formulas.
Appendix H. Answers to Self Check Questions.

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