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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 2nd Edition

  • Frances Sizer
  • Ellie Whitney
  • Leonard Piche
  • ISBN-10: 0176502580
  • ISBN-13: 9780176502584
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

You've heard the phrase, "You are what you eat"? This text gives you a better understanding of the phrase, and hits home the simple but obvious truth. You really are what you eat! Nutrition Concepts and Controversies has been a cornerstone in nutrition classes across North America, serving the needs of students and professors in building a healthier future. In keeping with this tradition, the Second Canadian Edition will continue to explore the ever-changing frontier of nutrition knowledge in Canada, reflecting our Canadian cultural identity and helping students achieve both their learning and health goals, while maintaining strong user-celebrated pedagogy. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. The Canadian edition incorporates Canada's new food guide along with a wealth of Canadian examples, references and updates.

Features

  • Controversies readings in each chapter that delve into current nutrition topics and emerging controversies

  • Learning Objectives included in every chapter. Consistent pedagogy throughout allows for easier accessibility

  • Provides students with an easy reference of key nutrition information

  • Appendices that serve as useful resources to enhance your understanding of food and nutrition information in Canada

  • Practical applications such as Food Features and Consumer Corner engage students and allow them to understand how to apply knowledge

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.

Ellie Whitney

Ellie Whitney grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote numerous newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spent three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species. Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.

Leonard Piche

Dr Leonard Piché received his PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph in 1987. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Foods & Nutritional Sciences, Brescia University College, responsible for developing and teaching basic and advanced courses in nutrition. He recently accepted a Continuous Casual Academic Appointment at the rank of Full Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of nine national organizations including the Canadian Society of Nutritional Sciences (CSNS) and the Sports Nutrition Network of Dietitians of Canada. Recent publications include two on use of Canada’s Food Guide by the public and two 2006 books “Canadian Supplemental / Student Information (CSI) Documents” to accompany entry level university Nutrition texts. Research interests include child and adult obesity and the effects of diet on blood lipid / cardio-vascular profile. By invitation, Dr. Piché was an advisory member of a Health Canada committee to develop a Manufacturer’s Ingredient Database as part of a proposed Canadian Nutrient Data System and is currently a member of Dietitians of Canada’s national advisory committee for the development of an on-line supplements course. He is presently involved in three Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) funded grants as either a Co-Principle Investigator [jointly funded by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada], a Collaborator or a Co-Investigator. He is also a Co-PI on a Danone Institute of Canada funded project on Beverage consumption of school-aged children (includes caffeinated and Energy Drinks, some of which are regarded as Natural Health Products). He is also a member of the Expert Advisory Committee on Natural Health Products for the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Food Choices and Human Health
Controversy: Sorting the Impostors from the Real Nutrition Experts

Chapter 2: Nutrition Tools—Standards and Guidelines
Controversy: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise?
What Do They Deliver?

Chapter 3: The Remarkable Body
Controversy: Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

Chapter 4: The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fibre
Controversy: Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners: Are They Bad for You?

Chapter 5: The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Controversy: High-Fat Foods: Which to Choose for Good Health?

Chapter 6: The Proteins and Amino Acids
Controversy: Vegetarian and Meat-Containing Diets: What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls?

Chapter 7: The Vitamins
Controversy: Vitamin Supplements: Who Benefits?

Chapter 8: Water and Minerals
Controversy: Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risks?

Chapter 9: Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight
Controversy: The Perils of Eating Disorders

Chapter 10: Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Body’s Responses
Controversy: Ergogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, or Dangers?

Chapter 11: Diet and Health
Controversy: The Obesity Epidemic—How Can We Gain Control?

Chapter 12: Food Safety and Food Technology
Controversy: Organic Foods and Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Pros and Cons?

Chapter 13: Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant
Controversy: Childhood Obesity and Early Development of Chronic Diseases

Chapter 14: Child, Teen, and Older Adult
Controversy: Nutrient–Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned?

Chapter 15: Hunger and the Global Environment
Controversy: Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward?

New to this edition

  • An even stronger focus on Canadian content
  • Includes more end-of-chapter self-check and discussion questions
  • Canadian Reference Standards for the Daily Value on Food Labels’ even easier to locate within the text
  • Facts and figures have been updated throughout reflecting the most up to date research
  • Expanded/updated coverage of fish oils

Supplements

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

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Now eBook Instant Access Code for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies 2nd Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176609261 | ISBN-13: 9780176609269)

This CengageNOW product for students is the perfect diagnostic tool to help students gain a true understanding of nutrition concepts through testing and examples. CengageNOW features chapter-specific pretests, study plans, and posttests that empower students to master concepts, prepare for exams, and be more involved in class. It provides immediate and ongoing feedback—to both students and instructors—about which topics students have mastered and which ones are causing them difficulty. The pretest generates a study plan that provides links to an integrated eBook so students can easily review topics and examine additional resources to improve their understanding. The posttest confirms that they have mastered the content. It’s all here in CengageNOW!

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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, Instructor's Resource CD  (ISBN-10: 0176608648 | ISBN-13: 9780176608644)

Instructor’s Resource CD: All instructor supplements are provided on one CD for easy access.

Student Supplements

Cengage Now eBook Instant Access Code for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies 2nd Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176609261 | ISBN-13: 9780176609269)

This CengageNOW product for students is the perfect diagnostic tool to help students gain a true understanding of nutrition concepts through testing and examples. CengageNOW features chapter-specific pretests, study plans, and posttests that empower students to master concepts, prepare for exams, and be more involved in class. It provides immediate and ongoing feedback—to both students and instructors—about which topics students have mastered and which ones are causing them difficulty. The pretest generates a study plan that provides links to an integrated eBook so students can easily review topics and examine additional resources to improve their understanding. The posttest confirms that they have mastered the content. It’s all here in CengageNOW!

CourseMate Printed Access Card for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies  (ISBN-10: 0176617345 | ISBN-13: 9780176617349)
CengageNow Printed Access Card (12 mths) for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies 2nd Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176609253 | ISBN-13: 9780176609252)