Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 14th Edition

  • Frances Sizer
  • Ellie Whitney
  • ISBN-10: 1305627997
  • ISBN-13: 9781305627994
  • 896 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
Request a Copy for Review

Overview

About the Product

Build a healthier future with Sizer/Whitney’s NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES! Updated throughout and featuring the new Dietary Guidelines, this clear and engaging market leader strikes the perfect balance of scientific research, core concepts, and relevant applications. The authors draw readers into the study of nutrition with a lively and approachable writing style. They dispel students’ existing misconceptions and empower them to make better nutrition choices and enact real, lasting behavior change. The most engaging and easily personalized online solution in Nutrition, MindTap enables instructors to deliver what they know is best for their students.

Features

  • The clear and engaging MindTap includes student learning tools—readings, Diet & Wellness Plus, pop-up tutors, activities, and assessments—and guides students through their course. Instructors can easily personalize MindTap with their favorite resources.

  • Appearing in each chapter, "Concepts in Action" features integrate Diet & Wellness Plus activities to relate chapter concepts to students’ lives.

  • "Food Feature" boxes appear in most chapters to bridge theory and practice; they are practical applications of key concepts that help readers choose foods according to sound nutrition principles.

  • "Controversy" end-of-chapter essays provide a balanced view of scientific evidence regarding current and emerging topics in nutrition. Each Controversy has been thoroughly updated.

  • Special features promote learning and understanding, including margin notes, end-of-chapter “Self Checks,” and "Think Fitness" boxes that emphasize the connection and the interdependency of fitness and nutrition for total health.

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.

Table of Contents

1. Food Choices and Human Health.
2. Nutrition Tools—Standards and Guidelines.
3. The Remarkable Body.
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber.
5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols.
6. The Proteins and Amino Acids.
7. The Vitamins.
8. Water and Minerals.
9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight.
10. Performance Nutrition.
11. Diet and Health.
12. Food Safety and Food Technology.
13. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant.
14. Child, Teen, and Older Adult.
15. Hunger and the Future of Food.
Appendix A. Table of Food Composition.
Appendix B. World Health Organization Nutrition Recommendations and Guidelines.
Appendix C. Aids to Calculations.
Appendix D. Food Lists for Diabetes and Weight Management.
Appendix E. Food Patterns to Meet the Food Intake Patterns.
Appendix F. Notes.
Appendix G. Answers to Chapter Questions.
Appendix H. Physical Activity Levels and Energy Requirements.
Appendix I. Chemical Structures of Carbohydrates, Lipids, Amino Acids, and Peptides.

New to this edition

  • New Dietary Guidelines: The 14th edition incorporates the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015.
  • Updated Throughout: New coverage includes updated labeling, new nutrition guidelines for diabetes, added sugars and blood pressure, debate surrounding lipid guidelines, gluten-free diets, nutrient chemical structures (Appendix I), and more.
  • MindTap for Nutrition enhancements: New conceptual exercises, Study Guide, and “A Closer Look” activities in MindTap help students develop a better understanding of key concepts.
  • New Figures: Added figures throughout the text including a food label of milk fortified with vitamins A and D, a figure highlighting protein labeling, calorie labels on restaurant menus, a figure summarizing the relationship between risks and benefits, and more.
  • New Tables: Added tables throughout the text including Benefits of fitness, Protein-rich snacks for athletes, How to Wash Produce, A Sampling of Natural Toxins. Complications associated with smoking during pregnancy, Physical complications of obesity during childhood, Point, Counterpoint table on arguments for and against calcium supplements, and more.

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

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1305639383 | ISBN-13: 9781305639386)
Instructor's Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305862392 | ISBN-13: 9781305862395)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305862384 | ISBN-13: 9781305862388)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

MindTap Nutrition, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Sizer/Whitney's Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies  (ISBN-10: 1305671163 | ISBN-13: 9781305671164)

MindTap Nutrition for Sizer/Whitney's Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

MindTap Nutrition, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Sizer’s Nutrition: Functional Approach  (ISBN-10: 1337113557 | ISBN-13: 9781337113557)

MindTap Nutrition for Sizer’s Nutrition: Functional Approach is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

MindTap Learning Guide for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337552143 | ISBN-13: 9781337552141)

The MindTap Learning Guide is a student resource that helps students navigate the resources available in MindTap to ensure they master the key concepts of each chapter. Students are given guidance on what MindTap resources to utilize in conjunction with their reading to ensure that they are prepared for their class discussions, assignments, and exams. Each chapter is organized by learning objective to help students stay focused and organized. After each activity prompt, the student is given a critical-thinking question which they can respond to directly in the workbook and use as a study resource.

Student Supplements

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1305639383 | ISBN-13: 9781305639386)
MindTap Nutrition, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Sizer/Whitney's Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies  (ISBN-10: 1305671163 | ISBN-13: 9781305671164)

MindTap Nutrition for Sizer/Whitney's Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 14th Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, gather everything you’ve flagged into a guide you organize.

Diet and Wellness Plus, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285856201 | ISBN-13: 9781285856209)

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 Behavior Change Planner helps you identify risks in your life and guides you through the key steps to make positive changes.

MindTap Nutrition, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Sizer’s Nutrition: Functional Approach  (ISBN-10: 1337113557 | ISBN-13: 9781337113557)

MindTap Nutrition for Sizer’s Nutrition: Functional Approach helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.

MindTap Learning Guide for Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337552143 | ISBN-13: 9781337552141)

The MindTap Learning Guide helps you navigate the resources available in MindTap to ensure you master the key concepts of each chapter. You’ll receive guidance on what MindTap resources to utilize in conjunction with your reading to ensure that you are prepared for class discussions, assignments, and exams. Each chapter is organized by learning objective to help you stay focused and organized. After each activity prompt, you are given a critical-thinking question which you can respond to directly in the workbook and use as a study resource.