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Essentials of Nutrition: A Functional Approach, v. 1.0
- By: Maureen Zimmerman and Beth Snow
- Version: 1.0
- Shared Versions: 1 what's this?
- Pub Date: December 2012
- eISBN: 978-1-4533-5247-2
- Pages: 492
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Table of Contents:
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1: Nutrition and You
- Chapter 2: Achieving a Healthy Diet
- Chapter 3: Nutrition and the Human Body
- Chapter 4: Carbohydrates
- Chapter 5: Lipids
- Chapter 6: Proteins
- Chapter 7: Nutrients Important to Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
- Chapter 8: Nutrients Important As Antioxidants
- Chapter 9: Nutrients Important for Bone Health
- Chapter 10: Nutrients Important for Metabolism and Blood Function
- Chapter 11: Energy Balance and Body Weight
- Chapter 12: Nutrition through the Life Cycle: From Pregnancy to the Toddler Years
- Chapter 13: Nutrition through the Life Cycle: From Childhood to the Elderly Years
- Chapter 14: Nutrition and Society: Food Politics and Perspectives
- Chapter 15: Achieving Optimal Health: Wellness and Nutrition
- Appendix A
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Essentials of Nutrition: A Functional Approach, by Zimmerman and Snow is a textbook aimed at non-majors for the nutrition course. With this text your students will examine some of the popular myths about nutrition and will develop a foundation for making smart dietary choices and to debunk these common nutrition myths. As students learn about the role of nutrition in optimal health, they will learn about dietary nutrients and toxicants. A sampling of topics covered include macro- and micronutrient needs; determining individual nutrient and caloric needs; digestion and absorption; nutritional needs throughout the various stages of human development; and current food issues, sustainability concerns, including food safety.
Some differentiating features of Essentials of Nutrition are:
Sustainability is an important concept being interwoven throughout curriculum in higher education. Students are increasingly interested in sustainable food issues. They are looking for favorable ways to impact not only their health, but also the environment and their local economy. Students often have misinformation about how they can make a positive impact. Therefore, by highlighting effective sustainable food behaviors, supported by science, this book will provide students a significant resource. In addition, the authors provide links to mypyramidtracker.gov throughout the text. Students will be encouraged to create their own meals, shop smarter, choose wisely and at the same time foster an active attitude toward food sustainability.
Storytelling as a Pedagogy Paradigm
Storytelling has long been used in the humanities, but storytelling is for scientists, too. By creating stories, with “hooks” for new concepts, students can readily learn these unfamiliar terms and concepts. Chapter opening You Decide vignettes, help students to master core concepts through stories accentuated with “learning hooks” upon which the instructor can build.
The authors have been conscientious to add an essential scientific framework to the material in Essentials of Nutrition; scientific discussions are presented in a simplistic fashion. We are developing this text with the assumption that students have little or no prior knowledge of college level chemistry, biology or physiology.
As a nutrition instructor, undoubtedly you are seeking ways to engage your students and simultaneously impart valuable knowledge about controversial hot topics that present themselves in our society on a recurring basis. Essentials of Nutrition: A Functional Approach by Zimmerman and Snow can help you achieve that goal. See for yourself how this book might work in your course, request review materials for this textbook today.
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