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NUTR, 2nd Edition

  • includes Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Michelle 'Shelley' McGuire
  • Kathy A. Beerman
  • ISBN-10: 1337097470
  • ISBN-13: 9781337097475
  • 416 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Through ongoing research into students’ workflows and preferences, NUTR from 4LTR Press combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards, and an innovative online experience – all at an affordable price. New for this edition, students explore NUTR2 anywhere, anytime, and on most devices with NUTR Online! With the intuitive StudyBits™ functionality, students study more effectively and can visually monitor their own progress. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, NUTR with NUTR Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your nutrition course. NUTR features diet tracking project suggestions, and new chapter highlights that offer students interesting facts and tips on nutrition and physical activity to invite them into the chapter material.


  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution, which offers study tools and the full text narrative, all delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of students’ workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, students have their choice of format all at the same affordable price.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.

  • NUTR 2 Online meets you and your students where you are. Diet tracking activites are provided within the Manage Docs screen of NUTR Online, and can be used with the diet-tracking software of your choice.

About the Author

Michelle 'Shelley' McGuire

Dr. Michelle "Shelley" McGuire teaches in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Washington State University. She is the author of several published articles, and specializes in the research of understanding of how breastfeeding and lactation influence both maternal and child health and well-being. Recent research has focused on investigating how maternal diet influences milk fat content and, thus, energy intake and fatty acid consumption of the breastfeeding child. Dr. McGuire has been teaching the basic nutrition course for several years and has a strong appreciation of the course, its goals and objectives, and the variety of student needs. This experience coupled with her strong writing and research background has helped her create an exciting and refreshing text for the introductory nutrition course.

Kathy A. Beerman

Dr. Beerman teaches in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. She is the author of several published articles assessing the impact of bioactive components in soy (isoflavones) on health parameters in menopausal women. More recently, she has been studying the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in rural, impoverished regions of Guatemala, and efficacy of a novel approach to improve iron status in women and children. Dr. Beerman teaches the 300-level nutrition course for health-related majors (Nutrition, Health, and Disease), as well as courses related to women's health (Biology of Women). She also teaches a course in teaching methodology (Teaching Methods in Higher Education) for graduate students. Since joining the faculty at Washington State University in 1989, she has taught more than 12,000 students and has been the recipient of several college and university teaching awards. Dr. Beerman's years of teaching experience, combined with her wide knowledge base in nutrition, health sciences and educational pedagogy, has helped create this innovative introductory nutrition text.

Table of Contents

1. Why Does Nutrition Matter?
2. Choosing Foods Wisely.
3. Body Basics.
4. Carbohydrates.
5. Protein.
6. Lipids.
7. The Vitamins.
8. Water and the Minerals.
9. Energy Balance and Body Weight Regulation.
10. Life Cycle Nutrition.
11. Sports Nutrition.
12. Eating Disorders.
13. Alcohol, Health, and Disease.
14. Food Safety.
15. Food Insecurity.

New to this edition

  • NUTR 2 has been fully updated to reflect the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines. The latest figures, tables, and imagery include updates through the spring of 2016, and have been adjusted for mobile-friendly viewing. A new internal design features a tear-out card redesign to incorporate more and easier-to-use faculty tools in the Chapter Prep Cards!
  • NEW NUTR ONLINE: Created through a deep investigation of students' challenges and workflows both broadly and in Nutrition, NUTR Online enables students to study how and when they want−including on their devices! Chapter highlights include diet tracking advice, videos, and interesting nutrition facts and physical activity tips to draw them into the chapter. With the unique StudyBits™ functionality, students easily collect notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content to collect what’s important. With intuitive tagging and filtering options, they maximize their study efforts as they make and review flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content and track their progress all in one place! Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, NUTR with NUTR Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your Nutrition and sets the stage for thinking critically about Nutrition.


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

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource Center  (ISBN-10: 1337098752 | ISBN-13: 9781337098755)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337098779 | ISBN-13: 9781337098779)

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. Every question has undergone a series of accuracy checks and anti-piracy reviews, as well as a multi-point inspection to remove weak question options (e.g. all answers are correct), sharpen ambiguous questions, and ensure balanced coverage of major course concepts, difficulty levels, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. The test bank questions form the basis for the assessments in the Online product, and are different from the Practice Quizzes available for students.

Student Supplements

NUTR Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337098760 | ISBN-13: 9781337098762)
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.