Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition
A Nursing Approach
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Know your role in nutrition, wellness, and health promotionTable of Contents
New to This Edition
The fourth edition builds upon this solid foundation with a number of exciting updates. Two breakthrough USDA guidelines—Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and the MyPyramid Food Guidance System—are discussed and analyzed in-depth in the first half of the book. New MyPyramid logo boxes spotlight critical information as it pertains to chapter content in the basic nutrition chapters. Another new feature box—the Personal Perspective—supplements the teaching points in each chapter with firsthand accounts from a variety of people representing various life stages and professions on the ways that nutrition affects their daily lives. In addition, a new third author brings a fresh perspective and years of experience in clinical nursing and patient education to The Nursing Approach boxes. Rounding out the fourth edition’s offerings are two new ancillary elements—virtual case studies and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint presentations—to enhance teaching and learning both inside and outside the classroom.
- Emphasis on health promotion and primary prevention stresses the adoption of a healthy diet and lifestyle to enhance quality of life.
- Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies reinforce knowledge and help you apply nutrition principles to real-world situations.
- Cultural Considerations boxes discuss various eating patterns related to ethnicity and religion to help you understand the various influences on health and wellness.
- Personal Perspective boxes demonstrate the personal touch for which this book is known, and offer first-hand accounts of interactions with patients and their families.
- Health Debate and Social Issue boxes explore controversial health issues and encourage you to develop your own opinions.
- Teaching tool boxes provide tips and guidance to apply when educating patients.
- Website listings with a short narrative at the end of every chapter refer you to additional online resources.
- Virtual Case Studies – This exciting new feature, easily accessible on the Evolve website, contains video clips, written case studies, discussion questions, NCLEX-style examination questions, and Internet assignments, encouraging students to synthesize nutrition content and learn how to apply it in a clinical setting.
- MyPyramid boxes – This new feature box, added to the nutrient chapters in the beginning of the book, spotlights key information from the new individualized federal food pyramid as it applies to specific content areas. Incorporation of the full-color MyPyramid logo makes for easy recognition.
- USDA food guidelines – The release in early 2005 of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and the MyPyramid Food Guidance System introduced significant changes in the field of nutrition. This information is addressed throughout the text and accompanied by official artwork where appropriate.
- Because nutrition is a constantly evolving science, currency in all the latest trends and topics is essential. The following areas are addressed within Foundations:
- Food labeling and the food supply
- Obesity and the growing problem of childhood obesity
- Diabetes and the increased incidence of both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Dietary supplements
- An exploration of which “trend” diets can provide safe and effective long-term weight loss
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Personal Perspective boxes – Demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known, real people from all walks of life share their experiences about the ways in which nutrition affects everyday living.
- PowerPoint lecture slides – Included in the instructor ancillary resources are PowerPoint presentations featuring 25-50 lecture slides per chapter to guide classroom instruction. Each presentation is written by the authors, who are also instructors.
- Nutritrac Version IV – Mosby’s popular CD-ROM for nutrition analysis and weight management has been thoroughly revised and updated and will be packaged with the text The new version features a database with more than 3700 foods organized into 18 different categories and more than 175 various activities from which users – both amateurs and professionals – can choose to analyze and plan diets and exercise regimens.
By Michele Grodner, EdD, CHES, Professor and Nutrition Coordinator, Department of Community Health, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ; Sara Long Roth, PhD, RD, LD, Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Animal Science, Food, and Nutrition, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL and Bonnie C. Walkingshaw, MS, RN, Professor of Nursing (retired) BSN,Clinical Coordinator School of Nursing and Health Sciences Westminister College Salt Lake City, Utah