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Nutrition, Food, and Fitness, 3rd Edition

Nutrition, Food, and Fitness, 3rd Edition
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By: Dorothy F. West, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-527-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2006
Subject: Food / Nutrition
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $62.64
School Price: $46.98


Nutrition, Food, and Fitness is the perfect choice for non-laboratory nutrition classes. This text stresses the importance of healthful eating and regular physical activity as permanent lifestyle habits rather than short-term programs. Students will learn they have much control over their state of wellness through the decisions they make. They will also study the significance of caring for their mental and social health as part of the total wellness picture. The text is up-to-date with the latest information on the Dietary Guidelines and MyPyramid. It covers weight management, eating disorders, and global hunger as well as physical fitness, substance abuse, and consumer issues.

The final chapter explores career opportunities in the areas of nutrition, food,and fitness. Students will learn the education adn qualifications required to obtain various positions in the field. The chapter covers the job search process including resume writing and interviewing.

Table of Contents

Part I: Food Habits: A Lifestyle Choice
  1. Making Wellness a Lifestyle
  2. Factors Affecting Food Choices
  3. How Nutrients Become You
  4. Nutrition Guidelines

Part II: The Health Effects of Energy Nutrients
  5. Carbohydrates: The Preferred Body Fuel
  6. Fats: A Concentrated Energy Source
  7. Proteins: The Bodys Building Blocks

Part III: The Work of Noncaloric Nutrients
  8. Vitamins: Drivers of Cell Processes
  9. Minerals: Regulators of Body Functions
10. Water: The Forgotten Nutrient

Part IV: Nutrition Management: A Lifelong Activity
11. Nutrition for All Ages
12. The Energy Balancing Act
13. Healthy Weight Management
14. Eating Disorders
Part V: Other Aspects of Wellness
15. Staying Physically Active: A Way of Life
16. Eating for Sports Performance
17. Maintaining Positive Social and Mental Health
18. Stress and Wellness
19. The Use and Abuse of Drugs

Part VI: Making Informed Choices
20. Keeping Food Safe
21. Meal Management
22. Making Wise Consumer Choices
23. Food and Fitness Trends
24. Nutrition and Health: A Global Concern
25. A Career for You in Nutrition and Fitness

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Text Update
   sample MyPlate Update (PDF, 650 KB)
   sample Introduction (PDF, 381 KB)
   sample Chapter 4 (PDF, 532 KB)
   sample Chapter 13 (PDF, 699 KB)
   sample Chapter 15 (PDF, 440 KB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Foods and Nutrition)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Nutrition & Wellness, Grades 9-12
Foods and Nutrition I & II
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Dorothy F. West, Ph.D. - attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and master’s degree in teacher education with an emphasis on family and consumer sciences. Dorothy received her doctorate in teacher education with an emphasis on home economics secondary education and family resource management from Michigan State University. She stayed on to serve as an associate professor in the Department of Family and Child Ecology. She has developed and taught courses on curriculum, evaluation, and strategies for teaching nutrition at the secondary level. Dorothy played an active role in writing nutrition curriculum for the Michigan State Department of Education.

Dorothy has taught in the Netherlands, Okinawa, and England. She served as Chairperson of the Social Sciences Department at the LCC International University in Lithuania and taught foods courses at Kodaikanal International School in India. She played a role in the development of the International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school food technology curriculum materials. During her career, Dorothy has been active in membership and leadership roles with the Michigan Association of Family and Consumers Sciences (MAFCS) and American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 510 978-1-59070-527-8 $62.64$46.98
Student Activity Guide 189 978-1-59070-529-2 $16.00$12.00
* Teacher's Wraparound Edition 540 978-1-59070-528-5 $90.00$67.50*
* Teacher's Resource Guide 328 978-1-59070-530-8 $90.00$67.50*
* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 352 978-1-59070-531-5 $160.00$120.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 1270 questions 978-1-59070-532-2 $240.00$180.00*
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