Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 11th Edition

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Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 11th Edition


From basic nutrition principles to the latest nutrition therapies for common diseases, Williams' Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 11th Edition offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to provide effective patient care. Authors Eleanor Schlenker and Joyce Gilbert address nutrition across the lifespan and within the community, with an emphasis on health promotion and the effects of culture and religion on nutrition. Evidence-based information, real-world case scenarios, colorful illustrations, boxes, and tables help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice.

    • Key terms identified in the text and defined on the page help reinforce critical concepts.
    • Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize current research findings.
    • Diet-Medication Interactions boxes provide diet-warnings related to specific prescription drugs.
    • Focus on Culture boxes introduce you to cultural competence and the special nutritional needs, health problems, and appropriate interventions applicable to different cultural, ethnic, racial and age groups.
    • Health Promotion section devoted solely to health promotion and wellness stresses healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine."
    • Focus on Food Safety boxes alert you to food safety issues related to a particular nutrient, age group, or medical condition.
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) boxes offer uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common types of herbs and supplements and potential interactions with prescription or over-the-counter medications.
    • Perspective in Practice boxes supply you with practice elements for nutrition education.
    • Websites of Interest call-outs cite key websites with suggestions for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics at the end of each chapter.
      • NEW! Clinical nutrition chapters cover the latest guidelines and medications.
      • NEW! MyPlate replaces former Food Guide Pyramid.
      • NEW! Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflect 2010 changes.
      • UPDATED! Review questions emphasize critical thinking.
      • NEW! Streamlined content provides the essentials of nutrition and diet therapy.

      PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN NUTRITION 1. Nutrition and Health 2. Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism 3. Carbohydrates 4. Lipids 5. Proteins 6. Vitamins 7. Minerals 8. Energy Balance

      PART 2:  COMMUNITY NUTRITION & THE LIFE CYCLE 9. The Food Environment and Food Habits 10. Family Nutrition Counseling:  Food Needs and Costs 11. Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation 12. Nutrition for Normal Growth and Development 13. Nutrition for Adults: Early, Middle, and Later Years  14. Nutrition and Physical Fitness 15. The Complexity of Obesity: Beyond Energy Balance

      PART 3: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL NUTRITION 16. Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Patient Care 17. Metabolic Stress 18. Drug-Nutrient Interactions 19. Nutrition Support: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 20. Gastrointestinal Diseases 21. Diseases of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Lungs 22. Diabetes Mellitus 23. Renal Disease 24. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 25. Cancer

      Appendixes A. Body Mass Index: Obesity Values B. Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes C. Food Sources of Oxalates D. Calculation Aids and Conversion Tables E. Cultural Dietary Patterns and Religious Dietary Practices F. Federal Food Assistance Programs G. Caffeine Content in Foods H. Soluble, Insoluble, and Total Fiber Content in Selected Plant Foods I. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts J. Mena, Standard Deviations, and Percentiles of Triceps Skinfold Thickness (mm) by Age for Males and Females of 1 to 50 Years K. Normal Constituents of Blood and Urine in Adults L. Acid and Alkaline Ash Food Groups M. Tyramine-Restricted Diet Index

      Eleanor Schlenker, PhD, RD, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA and Joyce Ann Gilbert


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