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Food & nutrition throughout life : a comprehensive overview of food and nutrition in all stages of life
Food & nutrition throughout life : a comprehensive overview of food and nutrition in all stages of life
Nutritional requirements vary greatly according to age and lifestyle. This evidence-based, comprehensive text provides a complete guide to eating habits across age and population groups. It provides the recommendations for intakes of nutrients and foods, and diet to achieve optimum health...Chapters systematically examine the nutritional issues for individuals from preconception, pregnancy and breast-feeding through to adulthood and old age. The text features an overview of dietary patterns by age group based on national scientific survey data together with the latest recommendations for optimum nutrition to maintain well-being and address specific health concerns. The final section examines nutrition issues for specific populations including indigenous groups, sports people and the disadvantaged. Throughout the text key points are illustrated by case studies and the reader's knowledge is tested via quizzes and study questions...With chapters from leading nutrition researchers and educators in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, this is an excellent introduction to nutrition through the lifespan.
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2015.
xiii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
List of figures, tables and case studies..Contributors..How to use this book..PART I: FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE..1 Food and nutrition basics..2 Cultures, beliefs and food habits..PART II: THE LIFE STAGES..3 Preconception..4 Conception and pregnancy..5 Lactation..6 Newborn and infant (0-12 months)..7 Toddler and preschooler (1-5 years)..8 Child (6-12 years)..9 Pre-adolescent and adolescent (13-18 years)..10 Young adult (19-25 years)..11 Early and middle adult (26-60 years)..12 Older adult (61-84 years)..13 Later stage older adult (85 years and over)..PART III: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES..14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and health..15 New Zealand and Maori nutrition and health..16 Asia-Pacific nutrition and health..PART IV: EXTENSION KNOWLEDGE..17 Sports nutrition..18 Poverty, disadvantage and food insecurity..19 Mental health..20 Migrant health..Appendix 1: Clinical signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies..Appendix 2: Drug interactions with foods, herbs and nutrients..Test your understanding answers..Index.
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Beaumaris LibraryHealth and Wellbeing613.2 FOOAvailable