The overall organization of the book provides a basic introduction to therapeutic nutrition principles and applications across the life span. Chapters review energy and nutrient needs and includes important tools such as dietary standards, food guidelines, dietary goals, nutrition labeling, and legislation for dietary supplements.
The concept of “intervention” or the use of nutrition counseling to change dietary habits and health behaviours is also explored in the Chapters.
It also address nutrition issues associated with eating disturbances, physical activity, and developmental delays and disabilities. These chapters address specific issues that influence nutrition status and food-related behaviours across more than one stage of the life span. The chapters include:
•Introduction • Integrating Nutrition into Your Practice • Guiding Patients Toward a Healthy Diet • Family Nutrition • Supplements and Dietary Reference Intakes • Environment and Causes
• Weight Control, Obesity Treatment • The Development of Eating Problems
• Calories, Fast Food, and Caffeine
• Bibliography • Index
This book is designed for graduate & post graduate students, practitioners such as dieticians, nutritionists, nurses, physicians, health educators and physical therapists.