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Welcome to your Obesity and Energy Homeostasis reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
There are no essential texts for this module. Instead, students may choose one or more texts from the “Recommended Reading” selection, based on their personal preferences for textbook style and presentation. Students may use relevant webpages to supplement the resources listed below. Academic staff will assist with selection and interpretation of webpages.
A Sociology of Food and Nutrition. 4th edn. by A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption. This interdisciplinary text encourages students to question, reflect and apply their understanding of health and nutrition.The fourth edition explores current trends in the sociological study of food including alcohol consumption and production, world hunger and food labelling. Features:New chapters reflecting current trends:Chapter 3: Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement Chapter 6: Food Labelling: An Information Battlefield Chapter 7: 'Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England': A History of Australian Food Chapter 12: A Historical Sociology of Wine Chapter 13: The Social Appetite for AlcoholThe expert author team systematically covers a wide range of topics prevalent in food and nutrition.The most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of food and nutrition on the market.
Call Number: 612.3 GER
Publication Date: 2017
Fox and Cameron's Food Science, Nutrition and Health. 8th edn. by This popular textbook is thoroughly updated to ensure that it remains up to date and relevant to todays students: *Some of the complex science (eg. chemical formulae) has been simplified * All chapters incorporate new evidence, technologies and current issues with greater analysis, reflection and focus on current issues * Chapters are reorganised in functional sub-units, grouping together 1) biochemical basics and facts 2) elements relevant to food science, including tests and measurements 3) elements relevant to health and nutrition * More diagrams and photos to aid understanding * More text boxes with extra salient information * Introduction of case studies and Q&As to add interest and stimulate learning * A brand new web conponent with a series of public debate type questions integrating the two fields: food science and nutrition; as well as model exam questions to encourage learning.
Call Number: 613.2 LEA
Publication Date: 2014
Nutrition: science and applications. 4th edn. by Integration of health and disease relationships fuels student interest and continuously reinforces the applicability of nutrition science to the students' lives, helping them appreciate how and why their diet affects their health Critical thinking approach gives students the tools they need to bring nutrition out of the classroom and apply the logic of science to their own nutrition concerns Integrated metabolism reinforces understanding of one of the most challenging topics for students, making metabolism more manageable and memorable by presenting the material in smaller chunks relevant to the nutrient being discussed The total diet, not individual foods, is the focus and the overall dietary pattern is stressed as the factor that determines the healthfulness of your diet
Call Number: 613.2 SMO
Publication Date: 2015