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Incorporating the latest research and dietary guidelines, Discovering Nutrition, Sixth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. Written with a diverse student population of nutrition majors and non-majors in mind, this text focuses on teaching behavior change and personal decision making with an emphasis on how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness, while also presenting up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the features highlighted through the text, including the new Why is this Important? feature describing the practical importance of key concepts, For Your Information boxes presenting controversial topics, and Quick Bites offering fun facts.
Chapter 1 Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment Chapter 2 Nutrition Guidelines: Tools for a Healthful Diet Chapter 3 The Human Body: from Food to Fuel Chapter 4 Carbohydrates: Simple Sugars and Complex Chains Spotlight on Alcohol Chapter 5 Lipids: Not Just Fat Chapter 6 Proteins and Amino Acids: Function Follows Form Chapter 7 Vitamins: Vital Keys to Health Spotlight on Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods Chapter 8 Water and Minerals: The Ocean Within Spotlight on Metabolism and Energy Balance Chapter 9 Nutrition for Physical Performance Spotlight on Eating Disorders Chapter 10 Diet and Health Spotlight on Obesity and Weight Management Chapter 11 Life Cycle: Maternal and Infant Nutrition Chapter 12 Life Cycle: Childhood Through Older Adulthood Spotlight on World Nutrition Chapter 13 Food Safety and Technology: Microbial Threats and Genetic Engineering Appendix A Dietary Reference Intakes Appendix B USDA Food Intake Patterns Appendix C Nutrition Assessment Methods Appendix D Vitamin and Mineral Summary Tables Appendix E The Gastrointestinal Tract Appendix F ATP Produced from Macronutrients Appendix G Major Metabolic Pathways Appendix H Food Safety Tables Appendix I Information Resources Appendix J Calculations and Conversions