Nutrition Across the Life Span, 1e

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This practical resource offers nutrition principles, dietary needs, and food-related behaviors for every stage of life, along with case studies to demonstrate how to apply concepts to practice. It covers the nutritional needs of special groups, including persons with developmental disabilities, as well as special concerns that affect nutrition.

  • Addresses every stage of the life span chronologically -- infancy, adolescence, adult, pregnancy and lactation, and aging. Also covers eating disorders, physical fitness and athletic performance, and special concerns.
  • Reviews nutrition assessment and counselling.
  • Contains research notes in several chapters.
  • Devotes chapters to special nutrition issues such as high-risk pregnancy, care of high-risk infants, eating disorders, and more.
  • Each chapter opens with a vignette featuring an individual who illustrates the pattern of behaviour typical for that stage of the life-cycle.
  • Features an application section following each chapte to help students apply the theory in a chapter, showing students how to use the information in practice.
  • Includes numerous pedagogical aids to reinforce learning, key terms, and concepts to remember.
  • Provides section questions that serve as a review mechanism and an introduction to the chapter's content.

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    About the Author:

    Mary Kay Mitchell, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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