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Nutrition: An Applied Approach, MyPlate Edition, Third Edition introduces non-majors to nutrition with an innovative, applied format that discourages rote memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors build on your natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating in a clear, conversational style how key nutritional information relates to your personal health, and show how to debunk commonly held misconceptions.
The applied approach is reflected in the functional organization of the micronutrient chapters, focusing on the vitamins and minerals and their primary functions within the body. The applied content is focused on four key chapters–fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, and energy metabolism and blood health; areas of particular importance to instructors. You can easily grasp this conceptual framework for understanding the role nutrients play in your body and overall health.
Along with a host of engaging new features–including 11 new In Depth mini-chapters that follow each main chapter; a selection of interactive nutrition animations covering a wide range of topics; and useful in-text features including self-assessments and Eating Right All Day meal suggestions organized by chapter topics–the Third Edition includes updated theory and research findings, developing trends, and tools to help you identify and challenge nutritional myths and misperceptions.
The MyPlate Edition features a write-to-fit update so that students and instructors have the latest nutrition information right within their book (and instructors don’t have to change their syllabus). New information includes the new MyPlate graphic (which replaces the former MyPyramid), the 2010 Guidelines, and the new Dietary Reference Intakes.
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Janice Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Bristol, University of New Mexico
Janice Thompson earned a doctorate in exercise physiology and nutrition at Arizona State University. She is currently Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Bristol in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Her research focuses on designing and assessing the impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risks for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations. She also teaches nutrition courses and mentors graduate research students.
Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the Nutrition Society. Janice won an undergraduate teaching award while at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Janice publishes two other nutrition books with Pearson Benjamin Cummings: the majors-level text, The Science of Nutrition (recently published in its second edition, January 2010), and the consumer-level book, Nutrition for Life, published as a second edition in early 2009. In addition, Janice co-authored Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, with Melinda Manore (published by Human Kinetics).
Melinda Manore, Ph.D., RD, FACSM
Oregon State University
Melinda Manore earned a doctorate in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University (OSU). She is the past chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Management at OSU and is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Prior to her tenure at OSU, she taught at Arizona State University for 17 years. Melinda’s area of expertise is nutrition and exercise, especially the role of diet and exercise in health and prevention of chronic disease, exercise performance, weight control, and micronutrient needs. She has a special focus on the energy and nutritional needs of active women and girls across the lifecycle.
Melinda is an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is the past chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research Dietetic Practice Group and served on the ADA Obesity Steering Committee. She is a Fellow and current Vice-President of the ACSM. Melinda is also a member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), and serves as chair of the USDA Nutrition and Health Committee for Program Guideance and Planning. Melinda serves on editorial boards of numerous research journals, and has won awards for excellence in research and teaching. She also coauthored the Benjamin Cummings textbooks The Science of Nutrition, 2/e with Janice Thompson and Linda Vaughan; Nutrition for Life, 2/e with Janice Thompson; as well as the Human Kinetics publication, Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, with Janice Thompson
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Book Description Benjamin Cummings, 2011. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110321819063