Nutrition: Your Life Science

  • AUTHORS: Jennifer Turley; Joan Thompson
  • ISBN-13: 9781305112575 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 560 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013
  • ©2016     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Engage your students and free up time to focus on what matters – teaching! NUTRITION: YOUR LIFE SCIENCE, 2nd Edition takes an integrated approach with a modular text and multiple layers of automatically-graded assessment. Authors Jennifer Turley and Joan Thompson greatly improved outcomes in their classes and they understand the way today's students learn. They incorporate varied learning styles into an approach that encourages engagement, critical thinking, and self-analysis. Reinforcing concepts for students, saving time for instructors, and providing analytics across course sections, the integrated assessments include homework, case studies, crossword puzzles, exams, and more. This flexible and easily customized solution enables you to focus on what you do best – teaching!

Features

  • The integrated modular textbook and online MindTap provide an interactive, engaging learning experience. The seven modules include multiple layers of assessment to prepare students to demonstrate knowledge, apply the information, and master terminology. The automatically-graded assessments include homework questions, case studies, crossword puzzles, and exams.
  • Learning Goals frame each module at the beginning and end to emphasize the key concepts. In addition, Personal Improvement Goals demonstrate how students can apply the information to their own lives.
  • "T-Talk" lectures by author Jennifer Turley engage students and cover key concepts in each module (Five T-Talks per module).
  • "BioBeats" address major themes and organizing principles important to the study of nutrition. They often deal with the biological or chemical underpinnings of how our bodies work, how food becomes fuel, how one's genes affect one's health risks, and so on.
  • "Practices" throughout each module provide problem solving opportunities for students. These include Diet & Wellness Plus, data analysis, and demos.
  • "Quick Review" and "Take Ten Reflective Questions" reinforce key concepts at the end of each unit within a module.
  • On-page glossary terms help students learn the unique nutrition terminology throughout each module and focus on learning concepts.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Jennifer Turley

    Dr. Turley is Brady Distinguished Professor of nutrition and the online nutrition program director at Weber State University. She is also currently head of the Department of Health and Human Performance. She received her Ph.D. degree in nutritional science from the University of Texas at Austin and held a 4-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland. She has been actively involved in teaching, scholarship, and service at WSU for nearly 10 years. Dr. Turley's nutrition specialty areas are cancer and immunity. Her laboratory experiences centered on investigating vitamin E as an anti-cancer agent in human cancer cells and determining novel mechanisms of action for this essential nutrient. She is personally and professionally interested in nutrition and immunity, especially as it relates to food allergies and intolerances, as well as food system sustainability and the personal and environmental benefits of organic foods.

  • Joan Thompson

    Dr. Thompson is Professor of Nutrition and the Director of the Nutrition Program at Weber State University, where she has been for 27 years. Because the Department of Nutrition is housed in the School of Health and Human Performance, Dr. Thompson has had the opportunity to reach out to young adults and share sound strategies for promoting lifelong good health. Many experiences that Dr. Thompson had during her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley motivated her to pursue career opportunities in the clinical dietetics area. After completing a master's degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Arizona, and doing clinical nutrition research, she was convinced that preventive medicine and lifestyle management are among the keys to life-long health and happiness.

Table of Contents

1. NUTRITION BASICS.
Nutrition Basics and Terminology. Carbohydrates. Proteins. Lipids/Fats. Vitamins/Minerals, and Water. Summary.
2. TOOLS TO PLAN, MANAGE, AND EVALUATE DIETS.
Food Labels. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). The MyPlate Food Guidance System. Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations. Food Composition Information and the Exchange Lists. Summary.
3. NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND CHRONIC DISEASE.
The Gastrointestinal System. Proteins: From Foods to Cells in the Body. Photosynthesis and Fiber. Carbohydrate Storage and Disorders. Lipids in Heart Disease and Cancer. Summary.
4. THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION IN ENERGY BALANCE, BODY COMPOSITION, WEIGHT CONTROL, AND FITNESS.
Scientific Inquiry Tied to Genetics, Evolution, and Obesity. Energy Balance. Body Composition and Weight Control. Principles of Fitness for Health. Fundamentals of Exercise for Nutrition. Summary.
5. THE VITAMINS AND MINERALS.
Nutrient Issues and Fat-Soluble Vitamins. Water-Soluble Vitamins. Water and the Electrolytes. Major Minerals in Bond and Protein. Trace Minerals. Summary.
6. NUTRITION INFORMATION AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY.
Credibility of Nutrition Information. Food, Drugs, and Supplements. Food Additives. Food Safety: Microbial Growth. Food Issues: Consumer Awareness. Summary.
7. NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN.
Reproductive Fitness and Prenatal Nutrition. Nutrition During Infancy and for Lactation. Childhood Nutrition. Adolescent Nutrition. Nutrition for the Older Adult. Summary.
Appendixes.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • You know what's best for your students and you can deliver it with MindTap for Nutrition! The clear and engaging learning path includes student learning tools—readings, Diet & Wellness Plus, pop-up tutors, activities, and assessments—and guides students through their course. Instructors can easily set their course by customizing the learning path and adding their favorite resources.
  • Recent revisions to the nutrition facts panel reflect current nutrition science, updated serving sizes, and an improved design.
  • Updated with the latest developments in nutrition and refined throughout the text for even greater clarity.

Components

Teacher Components

  • 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1337110086 | ISBN-13: 9781337110082)
    This supplement lists the guidelines and key recommendations from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The revised guidelines “encourage healthy eating patterns, recognize that individuals will need to make shifts in their food and beverage choices to achieve a healthier pattern, and acknowledge that all segments of our society have a role to play in supporting healthy choices."
    Price = 13.50

Student Supplements

  • 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Supplement  (ISBN-10: 1337110086 | ISBN-13: 9781337110082)
    This booklet contains an extensive food composition table as well as a visual portion size chart, information on interpreting food labels, and aids to calculation.
    Price = 13.50

Alternate Formats

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  • MindTap 1 Term (6 Months) + Bound Book
    ISBN-10: 1305623592  | ISBN-13: 9781305623590
    Price = $226.50
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    ISBN-10:  1305718518 | ISBN-13:  9781305718517
    Price = $110.00