Highlights

  • Authored by clinical specialists, ensuring in-depth coverage with many practical and evidence-based recommendations.

  • Sample Nutrition Diagnosis boxes present a problem, its etiology, and its signs and symptoms before concluding with a sample nutrition diagnosis, providing both students and practitioners with real-life scenarios they may encounter in practice.

  • UNIQUE! Pathophysiology algorithms present the cause, pathophysiology, and medical nutrition management for a variety of disorders and conditions to help you provide optimal nutritional care.

  • Chapters on nutrition in each of the life cycle phases, include:

    • Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation

    • Nutrition in Infancy

    • Nutrition in Childhood

    • Nutrition in Adolescence

    • Nutrition in the Adult Years

    • Nutrition in Aging

  • Focus On boxes provide thought-provoking information on key concepts for well-rounded study and further discussion within the classroom.

  • New Directions boxes point you toward additional research on emerging areas in nutrition therapy.

  • Clinical Insight boxes expand on clinical information, highlight areas that may go unnoticed, and contain clinical resources for students and practitioners.

  • Chapters on the nutritional care of the low-birth-weight and premature infant feature information on how to support their health, growth, and development.

  • Useful websites direct you to online resources that relate to chapter topics.

  • Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter and bolded within the text where they are discussed in more detail.

  • NEW! The most up-to-date content throughout, including the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • NEW! Worksheets on how to calculate parenteral and enteral nutrition needs added to Chapter 14:Food and Nutrient Delivery: Nutrition Support Methods.

  • NEW! Clinical Case Studies and Clinical Applications boxes help translate academic knowledge into practical patient care.

  • NEW! The latest recommendations from the National Institutes of Health are discussed in Chapter 33: MNT for Cardiovascular Disease.

  • NEW! Standards of Care recommendations incorporated throughout the book.

  • NEW! Inflammation and the Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease chapter cross-references to diseases with inflammation in the MNT chapters.

  • NEW! More visuals added to Chapter 6, Clinical: Water, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance, to help convey key concepts.

  • NEW! Nutrition and the Affordable Care Act, Human Milk Banking, and Vending Machine Labeling Law boxes highlight the latest information on these hot topics.

  • NEW! The Anti-inflammatory Diet appendix details the disease-fighting potential of anti-inflammatory foods.

  • EXPANDED! MNT for Psychiatric Conditions chapter includes the most up-to-date material on Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.