Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Revised Reprint - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323222747, 9780323266949

Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Revised Reprint

10th Edition

Authors: Eleanor Schlenker Sara Long Roth
eBook ISBN: 9780323266949
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 15th March 2013
Page Count: 656

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From basic nutrition principles to the latest nutrition therapies for common diseases, Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 10th Edition, Revised Reprint offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you 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. The revised edition has been updated with current government dietary guidelines, including the new MyPlate recommendations. Other key topics include childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and food safety. Plus, evidence-based information and real-world case scenarios help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice.

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

E. Cultural Dietary Patterns and Religious Dietary Practices

F. Federal Food Assistance Programs


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About the Authors

Eleanor Schlenker

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Extension Specialist, Emerita Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia

Sara Long Roth

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Animal Science, Food, and Nutrition, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL