Williams' Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 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.
- Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications.
- Cultural Content boxes highlight the critical, yet often overlooked, role culture plays in nutrition — a role that is becoming more important as the population becomes more diverse.
- Feature boxes spotlight newsworthy issues related to the chapter topic, including:
- Diet-Medications Interactions — dietary warnings related to specific prescription drugs.
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) — information on the uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common herbs and supplements.
- Focus on Food Safety — important storage and preparation considerations for preventing food-borne illness.
- Health Promotion sections in each chapter emphasize the importance of health promotion and wellness as part of an effort to stress healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine."
- Websites of Interest at the end of every chapter lists reliable Internet resources for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics.
- Key terms are highlighted throughout the text with definitions on the same page for instant reference.
- Includes complimentary online access to Nutritrac 5.0, the latest version of Mosby's premier nutrition and exercise management program that features over 1,000 new foods and enhanced functionality.
- Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize the importance of using research to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
- Expanded health promotion coverage includes the World Health Organization's definition of "health," the concept of wellness, and patient education.
- An in-depth discussion of childhood obesity explores the impact and prevention of this major health concern.
- Additional information on metabolic syndrome examines its effects on the cardiovascular system.
- Coverage of nutrition support includes the use of adapted feeding tools to aid patients in various disease states.
- Perspective in Practice boxes offer quick access to practical applications of nutrition principles.
- Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes features the latest updates from the American Dietetic Association.
Part 1: Introduction to Human Nutrition
1. Nutrition and Health
2. Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism
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)
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
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