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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 3rd Edition

  • Frances Sizer
  • Ellie Whitney
  • Leonard Piche
  • ISBN-10: 0176530770
  • ISBN-13: 9780176530778
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” This text gives you a better understanding of the phrase and hits home with 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 our tradition, in this, the third Canadian edition, we explore the ever-changing frontier of nutrition science in Canada while maintaining our sense of personal connection with students and instructors alike. We address the learner in clear, engaging writing but with a crispness that we hope you will enjoy.

Features

  • Each chapter begins with a listing of the chapter contents to prepare students for what’s to come. “Do You Ever . . .” questions 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 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, irradiation of foods, and other nutrition-related marketplace issues to empower students to make informed decisions.

  • Snapshots boxes are concentrated capsules of information depicting 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.

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
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, Oils, 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, Physical Activity, and the Body’s Responses
Chapter 11: Diet and Health
Chapter 12: Food Safety and Food Technology
Chapter 13: Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant
Chapter 14: Child, Teen, and Older Adult
Chapter 15: Hunger and the Global Environment

Appendices
Glossary

New to this edition

  • New figures in many chapters demonstrate current concepts from a Canadian perspective, and improvements to classic figures enhance their usefulness to the learner.
  • A new Margin feature, a “Tool” symbol, provides the reader with close to 200 information nuggets and websites they will find valuable for learning and teaching nutrition-related topics/concepts that affect every stage throughout the life cycle and to give the reader an opportunity to dig deeper into the topic.
  • New photos also adorn many of our pages, adding Canadian brands and imagery to provide a level of familiarity to a Canadian readership.
  • Canada’s Food Guide and the Canadian Nutrient File, 2010, are discussed, referenced, and sourced throughout the book, adding a new level of understanding to nutrition for Canadian students. Demographics and data from 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.

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