Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Revised Reprint

10th Edition


  • Eleanor Schlenker
  • Sara Long Roth
  • Key Features

    • Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications.
    • Cultural Content boxes highlight the critical, yet often overlooked, role culture plays in nutrition — a role that is becoming more important as the population becomes more diverse.
    • Feature boxes spotlight newsworthy issues related to the chapter topic, including:
      • Diet–Medications Interactions — dietary warnings related to specific prescription drugs.
      • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) — information on the uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common herbs and supplements.
      • Focus on Food Safety — important storage and preparation considerations for preventing food-borne illness.
    • Health Promotion sections in each chapter emphasize the importance of health promotion and wellness as part of an effort to stress healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine."
    • Websites of Interest at the end of every chapter lists reliable Internet resources for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics.
    • Key terms are highlighted throughout the text with definitions on the same page for instant reference.
    • Includes complimentary online access to Nutritrac 5.0, the latest version of Mosby’s premier nutrition and exercise management program that features over 1,000 new foods and enhanced functionality.

    Table of Contents

    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
    9. Part 2: Community Nutrition & The Life Cycle

    10. The Food Environment and Food Safety
    11. Community Nutrition: Promoting Healthy Eating
    12. Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation
    13. Nutrition for Normal Growth and Development
    14. Nutrition for Adults: Early, Middle, and Later Years
    15. Nutrition and Physical Fitness
    16. The Complexity of Obesity: Beyond Energy Balance
    17. Part 3: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition

    18. Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Patient Care
    19. Metabolic Stress
    20. Drug-Nutrient Interactions
    21. Nutrition Support: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
    22. Gastrointestinal Diseases
    23. Diseases of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Lungs
    24. Diabetes Mellitus
    25. Renal Disease
    26. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
    27. 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


    No. of pages:
    © 2011
    Print ISBN:
    Electronic ISBN: