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Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition

Author(s): Judith Sharlin, PhD, RD, Senior Lecturer, Simmons College
Sari Edelstein, PhD, RDN, Professor, Retired, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College
  • ISBN-13: 9780763777920
  • Paperback    345 pages      © 2011
Price: $170.95 US List
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Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition is an introductory undergraduate text book appropriate for use in Nutrition, Dietetics, Family Consumer Sciences and other related programs. This book is a more basic version of the author’s larger text, Nutrition in the Life Cycle: An Evidenced-Based Approach, without the high-level research basics more appropriate for advanced nutrition courses.

Essentials of Life Cycle Nutrition covers nutrition requirements through out the life span, with a special emphasis on both pregnancy and End of Life issues. Including over 100 illustrations, photos and tables, Essentials provides a look into contemporary nutritional issues such as pediatric vegetarianism, childhood obesity, diabetes, eating disorders, chronic disease, pharmacologic considerations, physical activity and weight management, and unique nutrition needs in the older adult. The text also provides a full spectrum of the nutritional guidelines to begin the solid preparation needed for a career in practice.

Features & Benefits

New to this Edition!

Includes Nutrition Requirements During Pregnancy

Over 100 Illustrations, Photos and Tables.

Instructor Test Bank and Power Points.

Applicable Courses

Nutrition, Dietetics, Family Consumer Sciences, and related programs.

Course Name:

The Life Cycle Nutrition


Chapter  1   Nutrition Requirements During Pregnancy
Chapter  2  Normal Infant Nutrition
Chapter  3  Normal Nutrition for Toddler Through School-Aged Children and the Role of Parents in Promoting Healthy Nutrition in Early Childhood
Chapter  4  Normal Adolescent Nutrition
Chapter  5  Special Topics in Prenatal and Infant Nutrition: Failure to Thrive
Chapter  6  Special Topics in Toddler and Preschool Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals in Childhood
Chapter  7  Special Topics in School-Aged Nutrition: Pediatric Vegetarianism and Childhood Overweight
Chapter  8  Special Topics in Preadolescence and Adolescent Nutrition: Dietary Guidelines for Athletes, Pediatric Diabetes, and Disordered Eating
Chapter  9  Special Topics in Adult Nutrition: Chronic Disease Nutritional Assessment
Chapter  10  Special Topics in Adults and Chronic Diseases: Nutrition and Public Health
Chapter  11  Special Topics in Adult Nutrition: Physical Activity and Weight Management
Chapter  12  Special Topics in Nutrition and the Older Adult: Diet, Life-Style, Disease, and Pharmacologic Considerations
Chapter  13  Special Topics in Age-Related Risks: Unique Nutrition Issues in the Older Adult
Chapter  14  Special Topics Related to the Registered Dietitian and Older Adults: Roles and Responsibilities of the Registered Dietitian in Long-Term Care
Chapter  15  Special Topics in Nutrition and Ethics: Nutritional and Ethical Issues at the End of Life
1  Appendix 1
2  Appendix 2
3  Appendix 3

Judith Sharlin, PhD, RD-Senior Lecturer, Simmons College

Dr. Judith Sharlin is a Senior Lecturer in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Simmons College.  Before coming to Simmons College, Dr. Sharlin had co-directed the Graduate Nutrition Communications Program at Boston University and owned and operated a catering and baking business.  She is the author of a national award-winning cookbook and nutrition guide, as well as the author of many research articles and chapters including topics on public health nutrition, weight management, cardiovascular nutrition and consumer behavior and has lectured nationally on these topics.  Dr. Sharlin competes as a US Masters swimmer and ranks as a ‘Top Ten’ record-holder in New England.

Education Background
BA University of California, Berkeley
BS University of California, Berkeley
MS Boston University
PhD Tufts University


Sari Edelstein, PhD, RDN-Professor, Retired, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College

Dr. Edelstein is currently retired.  Her previous position was of Associate Professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Simmons College. She taught both Food Science and Food service classes.  Before coming to Simmons College, Dr. Edelstein has previously been in private practice and has served as a hospital Food Service Director and Chief Dietitian.

She is the author of many research articles, inclusive of topics on ethics, yoga, the glycemic index, and athletic performance as well as the author or editor of books, which include:
The Healthy Young Child, Wadsworth Publishing, 1995;
Nutrition in Public Health, Second Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005;
Nutrition: Rapid References for Nurses, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007;
Managing Food and Nutrition Services for the Hospitality, Culinary and Nutrition Professions, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007;
Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2008.

Education Background
BS Florida State University
MS Florida International University
PhD University of Florida

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "This is an excellent reference for healthcare professionals as well as students who already have a good understanding of nutrition. Case studies and critical thinking questions reinforce the material. Chapters also stress the importance of understanding the needs of public health nutrition, which drives home the point that, while dietetics professionals are the experts on nutrition, all healthcare professionals have an integral role in the dissemination of key nutrition topics."

    Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, University of Chicago Medical Center, Doody's Review Service, Rating: 4 Stars

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763777920

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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