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Nutrition Now, 7th Edition

  • Judith E. Brown
  • ISBN-10: 1133936539
  • ISBN-13: 9781133936534
  • 672 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

NUTRITION NOW introduces non-major students to the science of nutrition while engaging them through active learning exercises and applied, real-world examples. This text's unique modular format (33 units) helps students focus on critical content by organizing the material into smaller sections and provides instructors the flexibility to choose which units to cover and how to modify the order to meet course goals and objectives. The seventh edition of Nutrition Now continues to present evidence-based nutrition information at a level and depth aimed at meeting the needs of students with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and majors. The emphasis on active learning and critical thinking allows instructors to design an interactive environment regardless of class size or format (in classroom or online). NUTRITION NOW offers a flexible option to meet your course needs that will get your students excited about the science of nutrition. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • Reality Check in each unit presents brief, real-life scenarios and asks students to give a thumbs up or down to the optional solutions posed.

  • Nutrition Scoreboard at the beginning of each unit poses 3 to 5 questions as a pretest. Answers are given at the end of the unit.

  • Health Action boxes present applications for students based on unit content.

  • "Take Action" boxes encourage students to improve their health by making small, manageable changes such as increasing vegetable and fruit intake, stabilizing weight, and increasing the intensity of physical activity.

  • How do you engage students in course material? Could you use a text that promotes active learning and provides a flexible, customizable format? Nutrition Now offers a unique 33 unit modular format that helps students focus on core concepts and allows instructors to easily modify the material to match your course outline. The emphasis on active learning and critical thinking will engage students in the material and apply it to their own lives.

  • Nutrition Scorecard boxes, at the beginning of each unit, give students the opportunity to test their knowledge before reading the material by asking them to assess the truth of often-heard nutrition "facts." This feature helps students focus on the content they need to learn in each unit.

About the Author

Judith E. Brown

Judith E. Brown is a nutrition researcher, writer and speaker who provides consultation services to the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as government health programs. As a professor emeritus of the Division of Epidemiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota, she successfully obtained and completed large, competitively funded research grants related to nutrition and health. Her areas of expertise include scientific advising on new product development, advising on product evaluation studies, public speaking to professional groups, consumer-oriented publications on topics specific to health and nutrition, and expert opinion papers on safety and efficacy of nutrients, neutraceuticals and fortified products. Dr. Brown has more than 30 years of instructional experience in the field of nutrition and has written more than 100 research articles for publication. An avid researcher and an exceptional writer and teacher, she is one of the most influential and respected authors in the field.

Table of Contents

PART I: NUTRITION BASICS AND TOOLS FOR PLANNING.
Unit 1. Key Nutrition Concepts and Terms.
Unit 2. The Inside Story about Nutrition and Health.
Unit 3. Ways of Knowing about Nutrition.
Unit 4. Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels.
Unit 5. Nutrition, Attitudes, and Behavior.
Unit 6. Healthy Diets, the Dietary Guidelines, MyPlate, and More.
PART II: FOOD IN THE BODY.
Unit 7. How the Body Uses Food: Digestion and Absorption.
Unit 8. Calories! Food, Energy, and Energy Balance.
Unit 9. Obesity to Underweight: The Highs and Lows of Weight Status.
Unit 10. Weight Control: The Myths and Realities.
Unit 11. Disordered Eating: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Pica.
PART III: THE MACRONUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES.
Unit 12. Useful Facts about Sugars, Starches, and Fiber.
Unit 13. Diabetes Now.
Unit 14. Alcohol: The Positives and Negatives.
PART IV: THE MACRONUTRIENTS: PROTEIN.
Unit 15. Proteins and Amino Acids.
Unit 16. Vegetarian Diets.
Unit 17. Food Allergies and Intolerances.
PART V: THE MACRONUTRIENTS: FAT (MOVE CURRENT UNIT 22 HERE?).
Unit 18. Fats and Cholesterol in Health.
Unit 19. Nutrition and Heart Disease.
PART VI: VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND SUPERFOODS.
Unit 20. Vitamins and Your Health.
Unit 21. Phytochemicals.
Unit 22. Diet and Cancer.
Unit 23. Good Things to Know About Minerals.
Unit 24. Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods.
Unit 25. Water Is an Essential Nutrient.
Unit 26. Nutrition-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease.
PART VII: NUTRITION AND FITNESS.
Unit 27. Nutrition and Physical Fitness for Everyone.
Unit 28. Nutrition and Physical Performance.
PART VIII: NUTRITION IN THE LIFE CYCLE
Unit 29. Good Nutrition for Life: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infantcy.
Unit 30. Nutrition for the Growing Years: Childhood through Adolescence.
Unit 31. Nutrition and Health Maintenance for Adults of All Ages.
PART IX: GLOBAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Unit 32. The Multiple Dimensions of Food Safety.
Unit 33. Aspects of Global Nutrition.

New to this edition

  • Learning pedagogy clarified: Learning Objectives added at the beginning of each unit; repeated for review at each major head. Review Questions section expanded, with questions organized by learning objectives. Multiple-choice questions based on real-life case scenarios have been added. Additional questions are included that focus on student mastery of calculations fundamental to the study of nutrition. Interactive activities added on cards at the back of the book. These activities can be used with small groups, as in-class activities, or as course projects.
  • Units are now organized into nine parts.
  • CourseMate and WebTutor added for the first time.
  • Completely updated with USDA's MyPlate, 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Healthy People 2020 information, and the 2011 recommendations for vitamin D and calcium.
  • All units substantially revised with latest information.

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

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133936563 | ISBN-13: 9781133936565)

This all-in-one resource provides the tools you need to prepare for class. The Instructor's Manual features a variety of assignable materials--food label exercises, critical thinking questions, and Internet exercise worksheets--as well as chapter outlines, classroom activity suggestions, and additional topical worksheets. The test bank section provides multiple-choice including case-study based questions, true/false, discussion, fill-in, and matching items, all mapped to the new learning objectives from the main text units.

PowerLecture with ExamView® and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 1133936571 | ISBN-13: 9781133936572)

The PowerLecture provides a one-stop classroom preparation tool with text-specific lecture and instructor resources to enhance your teaching experience. The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture assets include chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations, images, animations and video, Instructor's Manual, ExamView® test bank, and more.

Correlation Guide for Transparency Acetates  (ISBN-10: 1133941400 | ISBN-13: 9781133941408)

This companion for the transparencies published for the 4th edition of the text assists you in organizing your visuals. The guide correlates the TRAs to the 7th edition figures/page numbers and lists important changes for your convenience.

CourseMate with Diet Analysis Plus , Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076486 | ISBN-13: 9781285076485)

Provide your students easy, convenient access to three valuable resources--CourseMate, Diet Analysis Plus, and Global Nutrition Watch--with one access code. These interactive tools bring course concepts to life by encouraging students to engage with course material, interact with their own nutritional goals, and stay current on hot topics in Nutrition.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076834 | ISBN-13: 9781285076836)

New Cengage Learning's Nutrition CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support Nutrition Now 7e. Instructors can easily track students' participation and engagement in course materials through a unique engagement tracker. Students have access to an interactive eBook, Pop-up Tutors, Nutrition Tutorials, videos, and much more!

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076427 | ISBN-13: 9781285076423)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your course in WebCT. This resource allows you to integrate text-specific materials, including an interactive eBook, Diet Analysis Plus, Global Nutrition Watch, quizzes, and study tools into your WebCT course.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076451 | ISBN-13: 9781285076454)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your course in Blackboard. This resource allows you to integrate text-specific materials, including an interactive eBook, Diet Analysis Plus, Global Nutrition Watch, quizzes, and study tools into your Blackboard course.

Dietary Guidelines Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1111578699 | ISBN-13: 9781111578695)

In order to provide the most current information, this laminated supplement includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, updates to Healthy People 2020, and updates to the DRIs for calcium, vitamin D, and sodium.

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285744004 | ISBN-13: 9781285744001)
CourseMate with Diet Analysis Plus , Global Nutrition Watch Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076486 | ISBN-13: 9781285076485)

Get easy, convenient access to three valuable resources--CourseMate, Diet Analysis Plus, and Global Nutrition Watch--with only one access code. These interactive tools bring course concepts to life by encouraging you to engage with course material, interact with their own nutritional goals, and stay current on hot topics in Nutrition.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076834 | ISBN-13: 9781285076836)

New Cengage Learning's Nutrition CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support Nutrition Now 7E. You have access to an interactive eBook, Pop-up Tutors, Nutrition Tutorials, videos, and much more!

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076427 | ISBN-13: 9781285076423)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285076451 | ISBN-13: 9781285076454)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

Dietary Guidelines Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1111578699 | ISBN-13: 9781111578695)

In order to provide the most current information, this laminated supplement includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, updates to Healthy People 2020, and updates to the DRIs for calcium, vitamin D, and sodium.

Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285798112 | ISBN-13: 9781285798110)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285794311 | ISBN-13: 9781285794310)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285790510 | ISBN-13: 9781285790510)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.