Understanding Nutrition

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Authors : Ellie Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes


816 Pages  Hardcover 

16th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2019, 2016, 2016

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The updated 16th Edition of Whitney/Rolfe's bestselling UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION presents the core information of an introductory nutrition course for majors, with active learning that prepares students for their future careers. An overarching goal of the text is to help readers learn to distinguish ... more


COMPLETE AND RELEVANT: The new edition begins by introducing the nutrients and thoroughly explaining their work in the body. Later chapters equip students to apply that information to their own and other people's lives—describing the role of foods and nutrients in energy balance, body weight, physic... more

New to this Edition

NEW GUIDELINES: All text, tables, and figures have been updated to reflect current food labels: the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines, Healthy People 2030, 2019 Choose Your Foods, and the 2018 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

NEW HIGHLIGHT: Highlight 2 expands its presentation ... more

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