Study Guide for Nutrition Concepts & Controversies, 7th: Concepts and Controversies

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9780314209955: Study Guide for Nutrition Concepts & Controversies, 7th: Concepts and Controversies

This non-majors introductory text provides basic nutrition information and controversial topics. The new edition emphasizes the food pyramid vs. the exchange system as a tool for diet planning and includes the latest food labeling information. Over 300 new foods are added to the Table of Food Composition, including ethnic foods, fast foods, low/no-fat foods and new brands.

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Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer Webb, MS, RD, FADA, attended Florida State University where, in 1980, she received her B.S., and in 1982, her M.S. in nutrition. She is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is a founding member and vice president of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information and resource center in Tallahassee, Florida, that maintains an online bibliographic database tracking research in more than 1,000 topic areas in nutrition. She is the author of the best-selling NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, TENTH EDITION and was a primary author of NUTRITION INTERACTIVE, an instructional college-level nutrition CD-ROM, both with Thomson Wadsworth). Her previous publications include NUTRITION CLINICS, a mongraph series for health professionals, and the college text THE FITNESS TRIAD: MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND NUTRITION. In addition to writing, enjoying her family, and schooling her horse in dressage, she lectures at universities and at national and regional conferences, and serves actively on the board of directors of ECHO, a local hunger and homelessness relief organization her community.

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"The major topics are addressed nicely. I like the authors' easy and professional writing style. Sizer and Whitney know their subject material coming and going."

"I like the level at which the text is written. It works very well for the undergraduate nutrition classes that I teach. I like how easy it is to find information, text headings, tables and figures all help. Difficult concepts are explained through figures or pictures."

"This format helps the reader in not only learning about nutrition facts, but to also appreciate and understand several controversies surrounding the field of nutrition."

"The text is clearly written and provides thorough explanations of concepts and terms. The controversy sections are particularly insightful, include current research information, and provide a balanced and thorough review of topics, such as phytochemicals and functional foods."

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