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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.

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5.0

informative and useful

By Kel

from Orange, NSW

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about Understanding Nutrition:

    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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    5.0

    Very good.

    By Jojo

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    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written

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      Comments about Understanding Nutrition:

      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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      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
      Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.0