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Nutrition Essentials and Diet Therapy

Nutrition Essentials and Diet Therapy provides complete coverage of all of the content needed in an LPN/LVN curriculum. This versatile text concentrates on what is most important for the health care provider to know about the nutrition basics and the application on nutrition knowledge. Coverage includes the latest developments in nutrition fundamentals, nutrition across the life span, nutritional management of chronic and acute illnesses, the latest DRI’s, and expanded coverage of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and herbal remedies. An LPN Threads Series title.

Paperback, 728 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0318-4


  • Section 1 - The Art and Science of Nutrition In Health and Disease
    Chapter 1: The Art of Nutrition in a Family Context
    Chapter 2: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats: The Energy Macronutrients of Balanced Meals
    Chapter 3: The Micronutrients of Balanced Meals: Vitamins, Minerals, Phytochemicals, and Water
    Chapter 4: Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism in Health and Disease
    Section 2 - Chronic and Acute Illness
    Chapter 5: Insulin Resistance and The Metabolic Syndrome
    Chapter 6: Obesity and Healthy Weight Management
    Chapter 7: Cardiovascular Disease
    Chapter 8: Diabetes Mellitus
    Chapter 9: Renal Disease
    Chapter 10: Cancer: Nutrition Prevention and Treatment
    Section 3 - Life Span and Wellness Concerns in Promoting Health and Managing Illness
    Chapter 11: Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Health and Disease
    Chapter 12: Growth and Development Issues in Promoting Good Health
    Chapter 13: Nutrition Over the Adult Life Span
    Chapter 14: Public Health Issues in National and International Nutrition
    Chapter 15: The Nutrition Care Process in the Health Care Setting

    Appendices - Available online through Evolve
    Appendix 1 Websites for Nutrition Information and Educational Material
    Appendix 2 MyPyramid Worksheet
    Appendix 3 The Exchange Lists for Weight Management
    Appendix 4 Estimating Body Frame Size
    Appendix 5 Identifying Anemias
    Appendix 6 Nutritive Values of Various Foods
    Appendix 7 Nutritive Value of Selected Ethnic Foods
    Appendix 8 Fiber Content of Selected Foods
    Appendix 9 Body Mass Index
    Appendix 10 Blood Pressure Tables for Children and Adolescents
    Appendix 11 The DASH Eating Plan
    Appendix 12 Growth Charts for Boys and Girls from Birth to 18 Years of Age
    Appendix 13 Child Care Meal Patterns
    Appendix 14 Food Storage Guidelines
    Appendix 15 Braden Scale for Pedicting Pressure Sore Risk



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