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Nutrition & Wellness for Life, 5th Edition

Nutrition & Wellness for Life, 5th Edition
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By: Dorothy F. West, Ph.D., Cindi Calhoun, and Jessica Peconi-Cook

ISBN: 978-1-63563-076-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2019
Subject: Food / Nutrition
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


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 the various stages of the life cycle. Students will learn the body's need for various nutrients may be greater at some stages of the life cycle. Health and wellness begins in the kitchen and healthy eating requires planning and preparation. The text discusses safe food handling as well as healthy menu planning and food preparation techniques. Nutrition & Wellness for Life includes strategies for staying physically active through the life span. It covers the special needs of the competitive athlete. Students will learn how to recognize sources of stress and healthy strategies for reducing their impact on total wellness.
  • New chapter on food preparation instructs on basic cooking skills and ingredients
  • New features include Movement Connection, Community Connection, Food and the Environment, and Recipe File
  • New Movement Connection features in every chapter provide a micro-lesson on an aspect of physical activity and the opportunity for students to participate in an activity burst which can be performed in the classroom
  • Includes current, up-to-date content on the new Nutrition Facts label, 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines, DASH eating plan, and other topical nutrition content
  • Critical Thinking and Core Skills activities extend learning

Previous Edition
Nutrition & Wellness for Life, 4th Edition

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Food Habits and Wellness
  1. Making Wellness a Lifestyle
  2. Factors Affecting Food Habits
  3. Practicing Safe Food Habits

Unit 2: Understanding Nutrients
  4. Nutrients and You
  5. Nutrition Guidelines
  6. Carbohydrates
  7. Lipids: Fats and Oils
  8. Proteins
  9. Vitamins
10. Minerals
11. Water

Unit 3: Managing Your Nutrition
12. Energy Balance
13. Healthy Weight Management
14. Nutrition Across the Life Span
15. Eating for Sports Performance
16. Eating Disorders
Unit 4: Serving Up Nutrition
17. Planning Healthy Meals
18. Shopping for Food
19. Preparing Food

Unit 5: Other Aspects of Wellness
20. Staying Physically Active
21. Mental and Social Wellness
22. Stress and Wellness
23. Drug and Supplement Use and Your Health

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Pre-PAC Correlations
   PDF Nutrition, Food, and Wellness (PDF, 145 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).

Cindi Calhoun - attended University of California, Los Angeles where she earned a bachelor's in anthropology and a masters of public health with a focus on health curriculum to reduce high risk behaviors in elementary and middle school students. She currently teaches food preparation and nutrition principles classes at Palisades Charter High School.

Jessica Peconi-Cook - authored the Movement Connection features found in each chapter. Jessica earned her bachelor of science degree in health and physical education from Slippery Rock University and a master of science in sport science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches physical education at Mount Lebanon School District and serves as Executive Director for the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.


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