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Nutrition essentials and diet therapy
Peckenpaugh, Nancy J.
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Eighth edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : W.B. Saunders, [1999]

Physical Description:
xviii, 635 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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The full-color eighth edition of this "classic" text helps students apply basic nutrition principles to client care across the lifespan. It concisely introduces the basics of nutrients, wellness, and medical nutrition therapy without overwhelming readers with excessive biochemistry content.

(Includes FREE online biannual nutrition newsletter)

Table of Contents

Section 1 The Art and Science of Nutrition in Health and Disease
1 Guides for Good Food Choices in a Family Meal Environmentp. 3
2 Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat: The Energy Macronutrients of Balanced Mealsp. 33
3 Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism in Health and Diseasep. 57
4 Food as the Source of Vitamins, Minerals, Phytochemicals, and Waterp. 89
5 The Nutrition Care Process in the Health Settingp. 133
Section 2 Chronic and Acute Illness
6 The Insulin Resistance Syndrome: The Common Genep. 187
7 Obesity and Healthy Weight Managementp. 201
8 Cardiovascular Diseasep. 225
9 Diabetes Mellitusp. 249
10 Renal Diseasep. 289
11 Cancer: Nutrition Prevention and Treatmentp. 307
Section 3 Lifespan and Wellness Concerns in Promoting Health and Managing Illness
12 Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Health and Diseasep. 321
13 Growth and Development Issues in Promoting Good Healthp. 355
14 Nutrition Over the Adult Lifespanp. 397
15 Public Health Issues in National and International Nutritionp. 417
1 Sources of Nutrition Informationp. 443
2 Nutrition Materialsp. 447
3 Metric Conversions and Equivalentsp. 451
4 Nutritive Values for Selected Fast Foodsp. 453
5 Nutritive Values of Various Foodsp. 481
6 Dietary Fiber Content and Composition of Typical Servings of U.S. Foodsp. 537
7 Nutritive Value of Selected Ethnic Foodsp. 547
8 Enteral Supplementsp. 559
9 The Exchange Systemp. 595
10 Growth Charts for Boys and Girls from Birth to 18 Years of Agep. 605
11 Estimating Body Frame Sizep. 619
12 Body Mass Indexp. 621
13 Nomogram to Estimate Stature from Knee Height in Persons 60 to 90 Years of Agep. 623
14 Child Care Meal Patternp. 625
Glossaryp. 627