Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach emphasizes the role of nutrition in health promotion, primary prevention, and clinical disease states, with an in-depth analysis of the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and MyPyramid Food Guidance System. The dynamic author team utilizes a conversational writing style and a variety of learning features to apply information to the clinical setting.The Nursing Approach case studies in each chapter reinforce the nursing process as it relates to the content area.Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies reinforce and apply nutrition principles to real-world situations.Cultural Considerations boxes discuss various eating patterns related to ethnicity and religion to provide a global approach to nutrition.Health Debate and Social Issue boxes introduce timely topics and help separate popular media claims from academic research.Teaching Tool boxes provide tips and guidance to apply when educating patients.An emphasis on health promotion and primary prevention stresses the adoption of a healthy diet and lifestyle to enhance quality of life.MyPyramid boxes in the nutrient chapters spotlight key information from the individualized federal food pyramid.Significant changes prompted by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and MyPyramid Food Guidance System are addressed.Foundations content includes the latest regarding food labeling, obesity and childhood obesity, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dietary supplements, trend diets, and gastric bypass surgery.Personal Perspective boxes share the ways nutrition affects daily life for people in various life stages and professions to build student empathy and understanding.Nutritrac Version IV nutrition analysis and weight management CD-ROM features a database of more than 3,700 foods organized into 18 categories, as well as 175 activities, to plan diet and exercise regimens.
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