ISBN: 9780323083478
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $76.95

Williams' Basic Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 14th Edition

by Staci Nix, MS, RD, CD
ISBN: 9780323083478
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $76.95
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Williams’ Basic Nutrition & Diet Therapy is a market leader for a reason — it provides coverage of hot topics, emerging trends, and cutting edge research, plus all the essentials for providing the best nutrition care. You’ll love it for the clear, conversational writing style and vivid illustrations that guide you from fundamental concepts of nutrition to the application of those concepts in clinical practice.

    • UNIQUE! Content threads share features with other LPN/LVN titles from Elsevier for a consistent learning experience.
    • Case studies in clinical care chapters focus on related patient care problems.
    • Critical thinking questions challenge you to analyze, apply, and combine concepts.
    • Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how a patient's culture can affect nutritional concepts in practice.
    • Clinical Applications and For Further Focus boxes highlight hot topics and analyze concepts and trends in depth.
    • Chapter Challenges use true/false, multiple-choice, and matching questions to test your understanding of chapter content.
    • Key concepts, key terms, and chapter summaries help you study more effectively and master essential content.
    • Diet therapy guidelines include recommendations, restrictions, and sample diets for a number of major clinical conditions.
    • Further Readings and Resources in each chapter provide focused and up-to-date print, multimedia, and online resources to supplement learning.
    • Useful appendixes include information on cholesterol content, fiber content, cultural and religious dietary patterns, and more.
    • NEW! Completely updated content incorporates Dietary Guidelines 2010 and Healthy People 2020 information throughout the text to ensure you have the most up-to-date content available.
    • NEW! Colorful and engaging design makes key content easy to find and more engaging with graphic artwork and vivid images of food.
    • NEW! Updated illustrations visually clarify important concepts and reflect current clinical practice.
    • NEW! Integrated assets in Pageburst version:
      • ADA Nutrition Care Process
      • Case Studies - Answers
      • Challenge Questions and Answers
      • Critical Thinking Question Answers
      • Growth Charts and Food Composition Table
      • Appendixes 1 & 2
      • Nutritrac 5.0
  • PART 1: Introduction to Basic Principles of Nutritional Science

    1. Food, Nutrition, and Health
    2. Carbohydrates
    3. Fats
    4. Proteins
    5. Digestion, Absorption, Transport, and Metabolism
    6. Energy Balance
    7. Vitamins
    8. Minerals
    9. Water Balance
    10. PART 2: Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle

    11. Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation
    12. Nutrition in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
    13. Nutrition for Adults: The Early, Middle, and Later Years
    14. PART 3: Community Nutrition and Health Care

    15. Community Food Supply and Health
    16. Food Habits and Cultural Patterns
    17. Weight Management
    18. Nutrition and Physical Fitness
    19. PART 4: Clinical Nutrition

    20. Nutritional Care
    21. Gastrointestinal and Accessory Organ Problems
    22. Coronary Heart Disease and Hypertension
    23. Diabetes Mellitus
    24. Kidney Disease
    25. Surgery and Nutrition Support
    26. Nutrition Support in Cancer and HIV/AIDS



  • Staci Nix, MS, RD, CD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutrition, College of Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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