Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323068604, 9780323068581

Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

10th Edition

Authors: Eleanor Schlenker Sara Long Roth
eBook ISBN: 9780323068581
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 17th November 2010
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 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.

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 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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About the Author

Eleanor Schlenker

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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