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Understanding Nutrition : Australian And New Zealand Edition - Includes Online Resources : 2nd Edition - Sharon Rady Rolfes

Understanding Nutrition

Australian And New Zealand Edition - Includes Online Resources : 2nd Edition

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Published: 26th August 2013
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Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. Building upon Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes' classic text, this second Australian and New Zealand edition equips students to optimise health and wellbeing. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to this region of the world.

This textbook is praised for consistent level and readability, and careful explanations of all key topics (including energy metabolism and other complex processes). It opens with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and follows with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition and food safety. This book that connects with students - engaging them as it teaches them the basic concepts and applications of nutrition.

Features:

  • Making Nutrition more relevant to your teaching and your students, Australian Dietary Guidelines and Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) standards are used throughout the text.
  • Up-to-date local and international research.
  • Save time in research and study with Search me! nutrition featuring current local and international papers and articles that are relevant to your teaching and your students.
  • Nutrition in Your Life chapter openers introduce and engage students by connecting chapter topics to applications in students’ lives.
  • How To sections guide your students through problem-solving tasks; such as, calculating energy intake from the grams of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in a food.
  • At the end of each chapter, Nutrition Portfolio sections invite students to evaluate and compare their personal dietary choices with dietary goals introduced in the text.
  • Nutrition Calculations help students practice important nutrition quantitative problems.
  • Nutrition on the Net sections provide students with current websites to access additional information about chapter topics.
  • CengageNOW for Understanding Nutrition, your complete solution for Nutrition, provides course management tools for instructors and various online study tools for your students. Each chapter in Understanding Nutrition prompts students to use CengageNOW resources; such as, diagnostic pre-tests, personalised learning plans, animations, interactive exercises, and more. Easy to assign and track, CengageNOW will save time both for instructors and students to better support course goals and learning objectives.

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      An essential for those interested, studying or practicing nutrition. Very well set out, clear, concise and thorough.

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      It's a school textbook

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          I use this book to study. It's great because it's what I needed and it's not so great because the pages are so thin and fragile! But that's the only thing I could think of to say for what's not so great about it lol

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            Book for university degree so had to have it. But very easy to deal with booktopia, just wish I could get all my textbooks from them

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              Very informative, great for my studies.

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              great study tool

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                I use this for my studies at the moment.

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                  I needed this text book for my studies and although it contains a lot of scientific and heavy information, it is written and presented in a way that is easy to follow and engaging with lots of pictures, diagrams and call outs.

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                  I use the product quiet frequently with uni but also use it for every day health!
                  The book is easy to follow, has lots of depth and very well written!

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                    I actually needed to buy this book as a textbook for university, but it's a really good resource. There is so much content that is easy to understand and flows really well. There are many pictures and tables that help translate the text into more understandable concepts.

                    There is also an associated student support website with extra information and test questions.

                    This will be a book I will keep and refer too long after the subject I'm studying is completed.

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                      This is a great guide for health professionals. It has plenty of detail without the detail getting to the point where it bogs you down.

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                      Table of Contents
                      1. An overview of nutrition
                      2. Planning a healthy diet
                      3. Digestion, absorption and transport
                      4. The Carbohydrates: sugar, starch and dietary fibre
                      5. The Lipids: triglycerides, phospholipids, and sterols
                      6. Protein: amino acids
                      7. Metabolism: transformations and interactions
                      8. Energy balance and body composition
                      9. Weight management: overweight, obesity and underweight
                      10. The water-soluble vitamins: B group vitamins and vitamin C
                      11. The fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K
                      12. Water and the major minerals
                      13. The trace minerals
                      14. Fitness: physical activity, nutrients, and body adaptations
                      15. Life cycle nutrition: pregnancy and lactation
                      16. Life cycle nutrition: infancy, childhood and adolescence
                      17. Life cycle nutrition: adulthood and the later years
                      18. Diet and health
                      19. The food and water supply
                      App A. Cells, hormones, and nerves
                      App B. Basic chemistry concepts
                      App C. Biochemical structures and pathways
                      App D. Measures of protein quality
                      App E. Nutrition assessment
                      App F. Physical activity and energy requirements
                      App G. Aids to calculation

                      ISBN: 9780170222853
                      ISBN-10: 0170222853
                      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 848
                      Published: 26th August 2013
                      Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.0
                      Edition Number: 2
                      Edition Type: Revised