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Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach

Author(s): Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College
Judith Sharlin, PhD, RD, Senior Lecturer, Simmons College
  • ISBN-13: 9781449632243
  • Kit     pages      © 2009
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Using the latest epidemiologic research, Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach explores nutritional foundations and the growth, development and normal functioning of individuals through each stage of life. With subjects as diverse as media influences on eating, skipping breakfast, fruit juice consumption, and clinical nutrition, this text gives students current knowledge, helps them evaluate emerging knowledge, and prepares them to uncover new knowledge for the public, their clients, and themselves.

Life Cycle Nutrition takes a topical, multi-disciplinary approach to the physiological, biochemical, sociological, and developmental factors that affect nutrient requirements and recommendations at the various stages of the life cycle. The issues surrounding topics such as chronic disease in adults are discussed throughout the adult stage. This approach makes it easier for students to relate nutrition concepts and epidemiologic research to the stages of life.

Also Available! A Supplement to Chapter 2: Nutrition Requirements During Pregnancy
This 24-page supplement thoroughly covers pre-natal nutrition and is bundled free with the text.

Features & Benefits

  • Evidence-Based Practice: This section contains research articles that provide students with an opportunity to create peer-reviewed studies and clinical trials.
  • Cultural Diversity Sidebars: Integrated throughout the text, these issues challenge students to think critically about the nutritional and health differences among ethnic groups.
  • Issues to Debate: This section provides timely topics for debate and further consideration such as withholding and withdrawing nutrition, the ethical implications of nutrition care, and right to die case law. Students will learn the physiological, moral, ethical, and legal issues surrounding these emotionally charged issues.
  • Interesting Vignettes: Historical and interesting stories based on nutrition and health enhance student understanding of the material presented.
  • Case Studies and Nutritional Management: Relevant cases help students develop knowledge and skills a wide variety of subjects and improve critical thinking skills, public speaking, and group interactions.
  • Critical Thinking Sidebars: These points give students the opportunity to practice the critical thinking concepts they will need to solve complex real-world problems, weigh evidence and make conclusions, ask the right questions, and develop informed opinions.

Applicable Courses

  •     Life Cycle Nutrition
  •     Nutrition through the Life Cycle
  •     Nutrition in Human Development
  Chapter 1: Interpreting Evidence-Based Research—Major Pediatric and Adult Nutrition Studies
  Chapter 2: Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy and Lactation and 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; Genetics and Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Failure to Thrive
  Chapter 6: Special Topics in Toddler and Pre-School Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals in Childhood and Children with Disabilities
  Chapter 7: Special Topics in School-Age Nutrition: Pediatric Vegetarianism, Childhood Overweight, and Food Allergies
  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, Lifestyle, Disease, and Pharmacological Considerations
  Chapter 13: Special Topics of 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 RD in Long-Term Care
  Chapter 15: Special Topics in Nutrition and Ethics: Nutritional and Ethical Issues at the End-of-Life

Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD-Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College

Dr. Edelstein's present position is as Associate Professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Simmons College. She presently teaches 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

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


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  • "I would highly recommend this book to undergraduate students interested in nutrition as well as students already enrolled in nutrition programs."

    Jessica C Schultz, BS, Dominican University, Doody's Review Service, Rating: 5 Stars

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