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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 5th Edition

  • Len Piche
  • Eleanor Noss Whitney
  • Leonard Piché
  • ISBN-10: 0176892869
  • ISBN-13: 9780176892869
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2015, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Available January 2020
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About the Product

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, fifth Canadian edition, is an engaging text that strikes a balance with its scientific research, core concepts, and relevant applications. The authors draw readers into the study of nutrition with a lively and approachable writing style while dispelling students’ misconceptions and empowering them to make better nutrition choices and better behaviour changes.

Features

  • The Controversy features invite you to explore beyond the safe boundaries of established nutrition knowledge and examine numerous nutrition controversies, as indicated in the book’s title that have been mapped to particular learning objectives. These additional readings, which appear near the end of each chapter and are printed on coloured pages, delve into current scientific topics and emerging controversies.

  • Many tried-and-true features remain in this edition. Each chapter begins with a listing of the chapter’s learning outcomes (which are repeated below the relevant headings throughout each chapter) to prepare students for what’s to come. Provoking “What Do You Think?” questions are also included to pique interest and set a personal tone for the information that follows.

  • The practical Food Feature, revised for the multicultural society that is Canada, invites students to apply chapter concepts in their everyday encounters with food. The Food Feature sections (and the Diet and Wellness Plus exercises, see below) that appear in most chapters act as bridges between theory and practice; they are practical applications of the chapter concepts that help readers choose foods according to nutrition principles.

  • The Consumer Corner feature presents information on whole-grain breads, fat replacers, amino acid supplements, vitamin C and the common cold, bottled water, fad diets, irradiation of foods, and other nutrition-related marketplace issues to empower students to make informed decisions.

  • Snapshot boxes are concentrated capsules of information depicting common food sources of vitamins and minerals. They present the recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for young adults, the latest known intakes (based on CCHS data), and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL) and offer the chief biological roles of each nutrient, along with deficiency and toxicity symptoms.

  • A little reminder called Think Fitness appears from time to time to alert readers to ways in which physical activity links with nutrition to support health. This feature emphasizes the role of nutrients in supporting physical activity and spells out the advantage of an active lifestyle throughout life.

  • The Self-Check features provide chapter-specific review questions.

  • Diet & Wellness Plus+ helps you understand how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. Track your diet and activity, generate reports, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat. Diet & Wellness Plus+ includes over 75,000 foods, as well as custom food and recipe features. The new Behaviour Change Planner helps you identify risks in your life and guides you through the key steps to make positive changes.

About the Author

Frances Sizer

Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., attended Florida State University, where, in 1980, she received her B.S. and, in 1982, her M.S. in nutrition. She is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is a founding member and vice-president of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information and resource centre in Tallahassee, Florida, that maintains an ongoing bibliographic database tracking research in more than 1,000 topic areas of nutrition. Her textbooks include Life Choices: Health Concepts and Strategies; Making Life Choices; The Fitness Triad: Motivation, Training, and Nutrition; and others. She is a primary author of Nutrition Interactive, an instructional college-level nutrition CD-ROM. In addition to writing, she lectures at universities and at national and regional conferences and serves actively on the board of directors of ECHO, a local hunger and homelessness relief organization in her community.

Eleanor Noss Whitney

Eleanor Noss Whitney, Ph.D., received her B.A. in biology from Radcliffe College in 1960 and her Ph.D. in biology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1970. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University and a dietitian registered with the American Dietetic Association, she now devotes her full time to research, writing, and consulting in nutrition, health, and environmental issues. Her earlier publications include articles in Science, Genetics, and other journals. Her textbooks include Understanding Nutrition, Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, and Essential Life Choices for college students and Making Life Choices for high school students. Her most intense interests include energy conservation, solar energy uses, alternatively fuelled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration. She is an activist who volunteers full-time for the Citizens Climate Lobby.

Leonard Piché

Leonard A. Piché, Ph.D., R.D., nutritional scientist, received his Ph.D. in human nutrition from the University of Guelph in 1987 and has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 1997. He is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Foods and Nutritional Sciences, Brescia University College, at Western University, responsible for developing and teaching basic and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition. He was also an adjunct Full Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Western University. He is a member of seven professional national organizations, including the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Sports Nutrition Network of the Dietitians of Canada. Dr. Piché was a contributor for two recent editions of Mosby’s Medical Dictionary and a consultant for a Canadian edition of a high school food and nutrition text. His publications as a coauthor include two publications on Canada’s Food Guide, a number of Canadian Student Information (CSI) documents to accompany entry-level university nutrition texts, and an advanced-level nutrition text. He has been involved in and coauthored peer-reviewed articles on experiments in humans looking at the relationship between diet and heart disease risk (e.g., orange juice and good cholesterol and the effects of a high-protein diet on risk factors for cardiovascular disease). Dr. Piché has provided feedback to Health Canada on more than five dozen occasions regarding food- and nutrition-related issues (e.g., nutrition labelling, the Food Guide, the discretionary addition of vitamins and minerals to foods, and updating the Canadian Nutrient File). He was an advisor on three of Dietitians of Canada’s online courses for health-care professionals (Sport Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals, and Herbal Supplements). He has supervised the nutrient analysis of more than a dozen recipe books targeted at different segments of the general public.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Food Choices and Human Health
Chapter 2: Nutrition Tools – Standards and Guidelines
Chapter 3: The Remarkable Body
Chapter 4: The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen and Fibre
Chapter 5: The Lipids: Fats, Oil, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Chapter 6: The Proteins and Amino Acids
Chapter 7: The Vitamins
Chapter 8: Water and Minerals
Chapter 9: Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight
Chapter 10: Nutrients, Recreational Physical Activity, and the Body’s Responses
Chapter 11: Role of Diet in the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Chronic Disease
Chapter 12: Food Safety and Food Bio-Technology
Chapter 13: Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant
Chapter 14: Child, Teen, and Older Adult
Chapter 15: Hunger and the Global Environment

Appendix A: Canadian Nutrition Recommendation
Appendix B: Aids to Calculation
Appendix C: Canadian Diabetes Association – “Beyond the Basics” Chart
Appendix D: Answers to Self-Check Questions
Appendix E: Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
Appendix F: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)
Eating Plan and Discretionary Calorie Allowance for Weight Management
Appendix G: Nutrition Resources (online)

New to this edition

  • Canada’s Food Guide (2019) and the 2015 Canadian Nutrient File, are discussed, referenced, and sourced throughout the book, adding a new level of understanding to nutrition for Canadian students. Demographics and data from latest the Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHS) and Canadian Health Measures Surveys (CHMS) provide real data on our population.
  • New key terms have been added and defined in the margins of the pages where they are introduced and in the Glossary at the end of the book. Key Point boxes throughout the chapters are a popular study tool for students that reinforce important concepts.
  • Light blue text boxes are embedded in paragraphs throughout the text which contain bolded Chapter numbers and other features, such as, Table numbers, etc. that are designed to help Readers integrate material within and between Chapters. Critical Thinking Questions and Exercises have been added to the end of each Chapter to help Readers further explore various concepts. My Turn - Watch it! videos are included in each Chapter to allow Readers the opportunity to watch and listen to people their own age share their thoughts and discuss important issues, such as, Vitamin / Mineral Supplements, different eating styles (e.g., vegetarianism), Fast-Food consumption, etc.
  • The Fifth Canadian Edition provides more up-to-date information and new data for Nutrient Intakes and Nutrition Recommendations for Canadians (e.g., for Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein, Sodium and Potassium); the prevalence of and death statistics for nutrition-related chronic diseases in Canada; numerous weblinks and a comprehensive drill-down summary of the latest information about Canada’s 2019 Food Guide; each Chapter now begins with provocative “What Do You Think?” Questions; more references to Canadian Research, and hundreds of new, up-dated in-text and end-of-chapter Reference Notes.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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eBook: Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies  (ISBN-10: 017689294X | ISBN-13: 9780176892944)
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Diet & Wellness Plus+ helps you understand how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. Track your diet and activity, generate reports, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat. Diet & Wellness Plus+ includes over 75,000 foods, as well as custom food and recipe features. The new Behaviour Change Planner helps you identify risks in your life and guides you through the key steps to make positive changes.

MindTap with Diet and Wellness Plus Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Sizer's Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies  (ISBN-10: 0176892990 | ISBN-13: 9780176892999)

Diet & Wellness Plus+ helps you understand how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. Track your diet and activity, generate reports, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat. Diet & Wellness Plus+ includes over 75,000 foods, as well as custom food and recipe features. The new Behaviour Change Planner helps you identify risks in your life and guides you through the key steps to make positive changes.