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Nutrition Through the Life Cycle 6th Edition

Judith E. Brown

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Widely respected, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE illustrates how nutrition impacts healthy people as they grow, develop, and function through the stages of life. The sixth edition progresses from preconception to the end stages of the life cycle, alternating chapters between normal and clinical nutrition, to give a complete picture of each topic. Topics include nutritional needs, nutrition and health disease outcomes, and model programs, as well as new research on healthful diets, nutrients, gene variants, and nutrient-gene interactions. Case studies offer multiple perspectives on the issues and an understanding of today's clinical applications and care standards. Also available: the MindTap® online learning solution.

Judith E. Brown, University of Minnesota

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. Dr. 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, Judy Brown is one of the most influential and respected authors in the field.

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  • ADA Process Standards: Leveraging process standards from the American Dietetic Association, the sixth edition emphasizes the importance and impacts of electronic medical records, evidence-based health care services, and standardization of care delivery in clinical nutrition care practice, and includes expanded coverage of nutrition assessments in every chapter.
  • Expert Team: NUTRITION TROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE, Sixth Edition taps into the minds of professionals on the forefront of teaching, research, and clinical practice to explore and explain nutrition during each phase of the life cycle.
  • Layered Approach: Each life cycle phase starts with a base chapter on nutrition fundamentals, and then moves to a deeper level to discuss conditions and interventions in the following chapter.
  • Opening Tidbits: "Key Nutrition Concepts" kick off each chapter to pique interest in the coming topics and preview the material for better retention.
  • Case Focus: Emphasizing clinical and real-world practice, the case studies featured throughout the text illustrate the “how to” instruction that makes complex nutritional concepts easier to understand, retain, and emulate in the workplace.
  • Tangible Differences: Tables and illustrations in the text correlate with key concepts as they are presented, making abstract ideas easy to visualize at greater depth, while serving as a key resource for reference and self-testing.
  • Margin Terms: Key words and their definitions highlighted in the margins draw attention to important topics in the course and the changing field of nutrition.

Nutrition Through the Life Cycle


1. Nutrition Basics.
2. Preconception Nutrition.
3. Preconception Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
4. Nutrition During Pregnancy.
5. Nutrition During Pregnancy: Conditions and Interventions.
6. Nutrition During Lactation.
7. Nutrition During Lactation: Conditions and Interventions.
8. Infant Nutrition.
9. Infant Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
10. Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition.
11. Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
12. Child and Preadolescent Nutrition.
13. Child and Preadolescent Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
14. Adolescent Nutrition.
15. Adolescent Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
16. Adult Nutrition.
17. Adult Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions.
18. Nutrition and Older Adults.
19. Nutrition and Older Adults: Conditions and Interventions.
Answers to Review Questions.
Appendix A: Summary of Research of Effects of Exercise Activities on Health of Older Adults.
Appendix B: Body Mass Index (BMI).

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