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Discovering Nutrition, Fifth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Paul Insel, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Don Ross, California Institute of Human Nutrition, California
Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND, Chicago Medical School
Kimberley McMahon, RD, MDA, Logan University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284064650
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     792 pages      © 2016
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Written for non-majors, Discovering Nutrition, Fifth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. The text focuses on teaching behavior change, personal decision making, and up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the robust, interactive learning tools and study aids highlighted throughout the text. It also examines the latest discoveries and dietary guidelines, and emphasizes how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness.

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Features & Benefits

  • Includes the latest in high interest topics like sports nutrition, obesity, alcohol, and eating disorders
  • Highlights nutrition at different life stages and within varying populations
  • New Learning Objectives present the chapter’s desired outcomes to the reader
  • New “Spotlight on Obesity and Weight Management” takes a candid look at the obesity crisis, including the causes and health consequences of excess weight, while also providing guidance for moving toward a healthier lifestyle
  • New “Diet and Health” chapter shows how nutrition and other lifestyle factors influence the risk of developing chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
  • Revamped “Spotlight on Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods” significantly reorganizes content while providing the latest science behind the potential benefits and harmful effects of dietary and herbal supplements, as well as the professed benefits of functional foods.

Applicable Courses

Written for the non-majors course in Nutrition. Courses include Introductory Nutrition, Fundamentals of Nutrition, Personal Nutrition, etc.

Chapter  1  Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment
Chapter  2  Nutrition Guidelines: Tools for a Healthful Diet
Chapter  3  The Human Body: From Food to Fuel
Chapter  4  Carbohydrates: Simple Sugars and Complex Chains
Spotlight on Alcohol
Chapter  5  Lipids: Not Just Fat
Chapter  6  Proteins and Amino Acids: Function Follows Form
Chapter  7  Vitamins: Vital Keys to Health
Spotlight on Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods
Chapter  8  Water and Minerals: The Ocean Within
Spotlight on Metabolism and Energy Balance
Chapter  9  Nutrition for Physical Performance
Spotlight on Eating Disorders
Chapter  10  Diet and Health
Spotlight on Obesity and Weight Management
Chapter  11  Life Cycle: Maternal and Infant Nutrition
Chapter  12  Life Cycle: Childhood Through Older Adulthood
Spotlight on World Nutrition
Chapter  13  Food Safety and Technology: Microbial Threats and Genetic Engineering

Paul Insel-Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Dr. Insel is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In addition to being the Principal Investigator on several NIH nutrition projects, he is the senior author of the seminal text in health education and has co-authored several best-selling nutrition books.

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Don Ross-California Institute of Human Nutrition, California

Mr. Ross is co-director of the California Institute of Human Nutrition. For 15 years he has created health and nutrition educational materials for consumers, professionals, and college students. He has special expertise in communicating complicated physiological processes with easily understood graphical presentations. NIH selected his Travels with Cholesterol for distribution to consumers. His multidisciplinary focus brings together the fields of psychology, nutrition, biochemistry, and medicine.

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Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND-Chicago Medical School

Dr. Bernstein received her dietitian registration with the American Dietetics Association upon completion of a coordinated nutrition program at Syracuse University.  After working as a clinical dietitian in the Boston area, she went on to complete her Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees at Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  Her graduate studies at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging focused on Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology with a concentration on Geriatrics.  Dr Bernstein's thesis research merged these fields as she investigated the effects of diet and physical activity on the overall health and well-being of elders.  While in graduate school, she worked as an adjunct professor and a consulting dietitian in private practice.  Following her graduation in 1994, Dr. Bernstein continued teaching both traditional and online nutrition courses.  In 2006, Dr Bernstein joined the Nutrition Department faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, which is now within Chicago Medical School, as an Assistant Professor.  Dr Bernstein has contributed to and authored numerous textbook chapters and peer–reviewed journal publications on the topics of nutrition for Older Adults.  Dr Bernstein is currently Licensed as a Dietitian by the state of Ohio.

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Kimberley McMahon, RD, MDA-Logan University

Kimberley A. McMahon received her registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics upon completion of a nutrition program at Montana State University, and Dietetic Internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Kimberley's graduate studies at Utah State University investigated person's success with behavior and weight management as it relates to personality psychology and the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting themselves. Kimberley has taught nutrition courses at Utah State University and Northern Kentucky University in both traditional and online settings including basic nutrition, advanced nutrition, medical terminology, nutrition for exercise and sport, dietetics administration, and clinical nutrition. Kimberley is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition & Human Performance at Logan University. In addition to Nutrition and Discovering Nutrition, she is co-author of Eat Right! Healthy Eating in College and Beyond. Her interests and experience are in the areas of wellness, weight managements, sports nutrition, and eating disorders. Kimberley is currently licensed as a Dietitian in the state of Indianapolis. 

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ISBN-13: 9781284064650

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