Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

From basic nutrition principles to the latest nutrition therapies for common diseases, Williams' Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 10th Edition offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills your students need to provide effective patient care. Authors Eleanor Schlenker and Sara Long address nutrition across the life span and within the community, with an emphasis on health promotion and the effects of culture and religion on nutrition. Other key topics include childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and food safety. Plus, evidence-based information and real-world case scenarios help your students learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice.


Published: November 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06858-1


  • Part 1: Introduction to Human Nutrition

    1. Nutrition and Health

    2. Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism

    3. Carbohydrates

    4. Lipids

    5. Proteins

    6. Vitamins

    7. Minerals

    8. Energy Balance

    Part 2: Community Nutrition & the Life Cycle

    9. The Food Environment and Food Habits

    10. Family Nutrition Counseling: Food Needs and Costs

    11. Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation

    12. Nutrition for Normal Growth and Development

    13. Nutrition for Adults: Early, Middle, and Later Years

    14. Nutrition and Physical Fitness

    15. The Complexity of Obesity: Beyond Energy Balance

    Part 3: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition

    16. Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Patient Care

    17. Metabolic Stress

    18. Drug-Nutrient Interactions

    19. Nutrition Support: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

    20. Gastrointestinal Diseases

    21. Diseases of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Lungs

    22. Diabetes Mellitus

    23. Renal Disease

    24. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

    25. Cancer


    A. Body Mass Index: Obesity Values

    B. Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes

    C. Food Sources of Oxalates

    D. Calculation Aids and Conversion Tables

    E. Cultural Dietary Patterns and Religious Dietary Practices

    F. Federal Food Assistance Programs


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