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Understanding Nutrition

Author: Eleanor Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes; Tim Crowe; Adam Walsh
Publisher: South Melbourne, Victorira : Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th Australian and New Zealand editionView all editions and formats
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"Building upon Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes’ classic text, this fourth Australian and New Zealand edition of Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to those studying and working in nutrition  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes; Tim Crowe; Adam Walsh
ISBN: 9780170424431 017042443X 9780170436847 0170436845
OCLC Number: 1104345837
Description: xvi, 809 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. An overview of nutrition --
2. Planning a healthy diet --
3. Digestion, absorption and transport --
4. The carbohydrates: sugar, starches and dietary fibres --
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 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-related disease --
19. Consumer concerns about foods and water --
Appendix A. Cells, hormones, and nerves --
Appendix B. Basic chemistry concepts --
Appendix C. Biochemical structures and pathways --
Appendix D. Measures of protein quality --
Appendix E. Nutrition assessment --
Appendix F. Physical activity and energy requirements --
Appendix G. Aids to calculations --
Answers --
Glossary --
Index. "Building upon Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes' classic text, this fourth Australian and New Zealand edition of Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to those studying and working in nutrition in this region of the world. A thorough introductory guide, this market-leading text equips students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise health and wellbeing. The text begins 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. Praised for its consistent level and readability, careful explanations of all key topics (including energy metabolism and other complex processes), this is a book that connects with students, engaging them as it teaches them the basic concepts and applications of nutrition."--Publisher website.
Responsibility: Eleanor Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes, Tim Crowe, Adam Walsh.

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"Building upon Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes’ classic text, this fourth Australian and New Zealand edition of Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to those studying and working in nutrition in this region of the world. A thorough introductory guide, this market-leading text equips students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise health and wellbeing." --Publlisher.

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