PERSONAL NUTRITION, Sixth Edition is the most concise introductory nutrition textbook on the market. Twelve chapters in length, it is designed for use in quarter or semesters schools where the introductory nutrition course is consumer focused. It takes an applied approach to the introductory nutrition course. It begins with a look at Nutrition science, followed by basics of diet planning, and then moves through the energy nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. It also includes a separate chapter on alcohol, as well as separate chapters on weight management, life cycle nutrition, and food safety and world hunger. Each chapter in this text relates nutrition science directly to the students so they can understand and apply the information to their own lives.
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Dr. Marie A. Boyle is Adjunct Professor and former Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J., and is Editor of the new "Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition" for Haworth Press. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutrition from Florida State University. Marie Boyle is the author of two successful texts, PERSONAL NUTRITION, Sixth Edition, co-authored with Sara Long (Thomson, 2007), and COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH, Fourth Edition, co-authored with Dr. David Holben (Thomson, 2006).
Dr. Sara Long is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and is the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Her areas of specialty are medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and food and nutrition assessment. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale and is also a licensed dietician in Illinois. Sara Anderson is the author of several other texts, including Wadsworth's PERSONAL NUTRITION, Sixth Edition (2007), co-authored with Dr. Marie A. Boyle; MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY: A CASE STUDY APPROACH, Second Edition (2004), co-authored with Dr. Marcia Nahikian Nelms; and the new UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION THERAPY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, First Edition (2007), co-authored with Dr. Marcia Nahikian Nelms and Dr. Kathleen Sucher.
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