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Nutrition & Wellness for Life, 4th Edition

Nutrition & Wellness for Life, 4th Edition
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By: Dorothy F. West, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-60525-446-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Food / Nutrition
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Nutrition & Wellness for Life stresses the importance of healthful eating and physical activity across the life span. The text explores how decisions affect wellness at various stages of life. Your students will learn the body's need for various nutrients may be greater at some stages of the life cycle. Nutrition & Wellness for Life includes strategies for staying physically active and for meeting the special needs of the competitive athlete. The nutrition link to social and mental health is explained. Students will learn how to recognize sources of stress and reduce its negative impact on total wellness. The text also explains how to handle food safely, plan nourishing meals, and make healthy food choices when eating out.
  • New chapter features include Wellness Tip, Math Link, and Extend Your Knowledge as well as case studies and career snapshots.
  • Critical thinking, application, technology, academic, and workplace-related activities extend learning.
  • New career planning appendix, Exchange Lists for Meal Planning, BMI-forage percentile graphs, and Dietary Reference Intake tables serve as valuable resources.

Previous Edition
Nutrition, Food, and Fitness, 3rd Edition

Table of Contents

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

Part 2: 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 3: The Work of Noncaloric Nutrients
  8. Vitamins: Drivers of Cell Processes
  9. Minerals: Regulators of Body Functions
10. Water: The Forgotten Nutrient

Part 4: Nutrition Management: A Lifelong Activity
11. Nutrition Across the Life Span
12. The Energy Balancing Act
13. Healthy Weight Management
14. Eating Disorders
Part 5: 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. Drug and Supplement Use and Your Health

Part 6: Making Informed Choices
20. Keeping Food Safe
21. Meal Management
22. Become an Informed Consumer

Look Inside

Text Update
   sample MyPlate Update (PDF, 650 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Food and Nutrition)
   sample Chapter 4 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Food and Nutrition)
   sample Chapter 15 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Food and Nutrition)
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.


   PDF Food & Nutrition Through the Lifespan (PDF, 163 KB)
   PDF Food, Nutrition & Wellness (PDF, 167 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
   PDF Nutrition, Food, and Wellness Pre-PAC (PDF, 72 KB)
   PDF Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness (PDF, 312 KB)
  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).


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Student Workbook 978-1-60525-447-0 $22.00$16.50
Laboratory Manual 166 978-1-60525-448-7 $24.00$18.00
* Teacher's Resource Guide 978-1-60525-450-0 $104.00$78.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-451-7 $248.00$186.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1150 test questions 978-1-60525-452-4 $244.00$183.00*
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