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Science of Nutrition, The: Pearson New International Edition Paperback – 30 September 2013
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- Publisher : A&S Academic Science; 3rd edition (30 September 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 864 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1292020474
- ISBN-13 : 978-1292020471
- Dimensions : 21.6 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
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About the Author
Janice Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM
University of BristolUniversity of New Mexico
Janice Thompson earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in exercise physiology and nutrition. She is currently Bristol University’s Head of the Centre of Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences and Professor of Public Health Nutrition. Her research focuses on designing and assessing the impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations. She also teaches nutrition and research methods courses, and mentors graduate research students.
Janice is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), The Nutrition Society in the United Kingdom, and the European College of Sports Science (ECSS). Janice won an undergraduate teaching award while at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In addition to The Science of Nutrition, Janice co-authored the Pearson textbooks Nutrition: An Applied Approach and Nutrition for Life, with Melinda Manore. Janice loves traveling, yoga, hiking, and cooking and eating delicious food. She likes almost every vegetable except canned peas and believes chocolate should be listed as a food group.
Melinda Manore, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, FACSM
Oregon State University
Melinda Manore earned a Ph.D. in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University (OSU). She is the past chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Management at OSU, and is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Prior to her tenure at OSU, she taught at Arizona State University for 17 years. Melinda’s area of expertise is nutrition and exercise, especially the role of diet and exercise in health, exercise performance, weight control, and micronutrient needs. She focuses on the nutritional needs of active women and girls across the lifecycle.
Melinda is an active member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is the past chair of the ADA Research Committee and the Research Dietetic Practice Group, and served on the ADA Obesity Steering Committee. She is an active member of SCAN, a nutrition and exercise practice group of ADA. She is a Fellow of ACSM and is currently Vice President. Melinda is also a member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) and the Obesity Society. She is the recent chair of USDA’s Nutrition and Health Planning and Guidance Committee. Melinda is the past nutrition column author and associate editor for ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and serves on editorial boards of numerous research journals. She has won awards for excellence in research and teaching. She also co-authored the Pearson textbooks Nutrition for Life and Nutrition: An Applied Approach, with Janice Thompson. Melinda is an avid walker, hiker, and former runner who loves to cook and eat great food, in addition to enjoying gardening and birding.
Linda A. Vaughan, Ph.D, R.D.
Arizona State University
Linda earned her doctorate at University of Arizona in agricultural biochemistry and nutrition. She is is Professor and past Chair of the Depar
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The text gives you a short 5-question pre-quiz before you start a chapter, to test how much you THINK you know about nutrition. Then it gives you some chapter objectives and tells you where those objectives are covered in the text. The textbook is extremely packed with information and is not light reading. But they break the chapters down into headings and subheadings, and recap every section in a clear and easy to understand way. The chapters are followed by math examples to help you calculate nutrition needs, a review summary and additional test questions and case profiles. There are a lot of graphics and charts inside that also help you to understand the material.
But don't think you can read the summaries and skate by with the text. At least not if you're new to the sciences and nutrition. In addition to digestion basics (which are extremely complex) they cover a lot of ancillary areas, such as diseases affecting the GI tract and those diseases that are contributed to by poor nutrition.
I rented the textbook but think I will buy because I think it will be a helpful resource down the road as well since I have at least 2 more nutrition courses I'm required to take.
Not light reading by any stretch, but a rock-solid text.