Fundamentals of Human Nutrition - 1st Edition

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

1st Edition

for Students and Practitioners in the Health Sciences

Authors: Catherine Geissler Hilary Powers
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone


Fundamentals of Human Nutrition is an authoritative overview that will help you understand the complex subject of human nutrition. This book is a digest of material from the highly successful Human Nutrition 11th edition.

‘Fundamentals’ is intended for a wide readership of students and practitioners who need a broad understanding of human nutrition, but for whom an in-depth knowledge is not essential. Students and practitioners of nursing, pharmacy, sports science, dentistry and other allied health professions, as well as the interested lay person, will benefit from its easy-to-follow, concise approach.

Key Features

  • Covers all key aspects of human nutrition
  • Up to date with current issues
  • Explains the epidemiology of diet and disease
  • Considers factors affecting food production, trade and access
  • Technical terms explained to help the non-specialist
  • Comprehensive glossary aids understanding
  • Key points summarise all chapters

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Importance of Nutrition
Chapter 2 Body Composition and Energy balance
Chapter 3 Food consumption
Chapter 4 Main dietary components
Chapter 5 Minor dietary components
Chapter 6 Diet and the lifecycle
Chapter 7 Diet for sport and exercise
Chapter 8 Diet and disease
Chapter 9 Nutrition and the hard tissues
Chapter 10 Diet and the gastrointestinal tract
Chapter 11 Diet and genotype interactions: nutritional genomics
Chapter 12 Nutritional epidemiology and nutritional assessment
Chapter 13 Public Health Nutrition
Dietary reference values


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About the Author

Catherine Geissler

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London, London, UK; Director, Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy, King's College London, London, UK

Hilary Powers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Head of Human Nutrition Unit, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK