A Sociology of Food and Nutrition. 4th edn. by Germov, J.; Williams, L.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.
Essentials of Human Nutrition by Mann, J. (Editor); Truswell, S. (Editor)Food is one of the basic necessities of life, yet nutrition has only relatively recently been recognised as one of the most important determinants of individual and public health. A full understanding of this multi-faceted subject area requires an integrated approach, from molecular tosocietal level.Essentials of Human Nutrition provides a complete and student-friendly introduction to the field making it an ideal companion for students throughout their study of nutrition. Written by an international team of experts, every chapter is carefully edited to give consistently clear and coherentexplanations of all of the essential principles of nutrition.The physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment are discussed first, before the text moves on to consider the different effects of diet and changing nutritional requirements at different life stages. The book concludes by illustrating how nutritional principles are applied indifferent practical contexts, from sports nutrition to food in hospitals.Online Resource Centre:Student Resources:* Forest plot: forest plot discussed in Chapter 24 'Nutrition and Cancer', showing the results of a meta-analysis of observational studies of the relationship between waist circumference and postmenopausal breast cancer.* Topical updates: periodic updates from the editors on the debate surrounding topical subjects.* Weblinks: useful weblinks to journal articles cited in the book.Lecturer Resources:* Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures.
Nutrition: science and applications. 4th edn. by Smolin, L.A.; Grosvenor, M.B.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