UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Ninth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy for an introductory course. The early chapters focus on “normal” nutrition, including digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition. The later chapters cover “clinical” nutrition–the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. The text integrates practical information and valuable resources to help students apply nutrition knowledge and skills to their daily lives and the clinical setting. Features, such as case studies, “How To” boxes with real-world examples, and study cards, help students apply the material and build their conceptual understanding. Regardless of the students’ background, the consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations in UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION will engage students and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.
About the Author
Sharon Rady Rolfes received her M.S. in nutrition and food science from Florida State University. She is a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on over 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION and NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects. Her volunteer work includes serving on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. She maintains her registration as a dietitian and membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Kathryn Pinna received her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years and currently teaches nutrition classes at City College of San Francisco. She has also worked as an outpatient dietitian, Internet consultant, and freelance writer. Her other publications include the textbooks Nutrition and Diet Therapy and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. She is a registered dietitian and member of the American Society for Nutrition and the American Dietetic Association.
Ellie Whitney, Ph.D. grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote newspaper columns on environmental matters for the TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spen three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES (Pineapple Press, 2004). Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.
This book is required reading but will also serve as a reference book throughout my career. VERY satisfied–just which it wasn’t so heavy.
Extremely overpriced. The book is written matter-of-factly and in a somewhat condescending tone at times. Perhaps it would be better if I had a good professor.
The book is alright, when one is interested in learning this it’s a pretty good resource. For me, however, it’s just another class I gotta take for a peice of paper later. Whatevs’
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 1184 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (June 20, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 084006845X
- ISBN-13: 978-0840068453
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 9 x 10.8 inches