Nutrition Science Book By Srilakshmi Pdf 16
This textbook on nutrition covers important basic nutrition topics: the nutrients that are essential for humans (macro and micro nutrients), anatomy, function, and purpose of body systems (digestive, cardiovascular, neurological, etc.),...read more
Nutrition Science Book By Srilakshmi Pdf 16
This textbook provides detailed information on the nutritional requirements, food types, body systems. This type of information about human needs is fundamental. It will be easy to update this textbook.
As I have been using this textbook, there have been several times when I felt like I didn't know where to look for a specific piece of content and then when I tracked it down using the search tool, it didn't make sense to me where it was located. Some specific examples include the "Indicators of Health: BMI, etc." section, metabolic pathways, and nutrition and health and disease. Additionally, within some chapters, the way content was broken up between subheadings didn't always make sense to me (lipids section for example). At the level of the chapters, this is not the order I teach content in, but I think every instructor teaches things in a different sequence and would have a different preference for how to put things in order. So the way things are organized within chapters and where pieces of content are housed seems more important to me. I think students would have a hard time tracking down some information and connecting the basic foundations with application based on how the text is organized.
This is a great resource for most basic nutrition classes, with a depth and breadth of information that provides students with most of the information they need. It is clear the authors put in a great deal of effort to provide a nutrition textbook that is widely usable and can replace the need for students to purchase a traditional textbook. I appreciate the use of a wide variety of sources of information that are reputable, leading to a textbook with accurate information. I would love to see updates to this text to include more current and relevant topics, updated information, and more detail in some specific content areas, as well as rearranging of some content to make it easier for students to link foundational content with application.
The material that makes up Chapters 1-18 appears to be accurate and aligns with content in other nutritional resources. The material that details the chapters is unbiased, fair, and without conflict in the opinion of the reviewer. Accurate nutritional facts are given throughout the textbook and students using the textbook can interpret the information as they wish. Of course, when individuals read various nutritional information from other sources, a compilation of the information could cause some confusion as to what to believe. It is nice to see that the textbook displays basic and accurate information for an introductory course that is easy for reader understanding.
Up-to-date content is displayed throughout the textbook. The textbook covers basic nutrition; basic nutrition regarding fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water does not change. Nutrition is nutrition. The textbook represents up-to-date nutrition facts.
The textbook material in each chapter is easy to understand, and the language is basic for an introductory nutrition course. Standard terminology makes up each chapter, and the chapter names are basic for reader understanding as to what can be anticipated regarding the matierial that will be included.
The terminology and basic information that makes up each of the chapters appears to be consistent with the contents that typically is included in other introductory nutrition textbooks. Each chapter looks similar in terms of structure and organization.
The textbook covers key information covered in an introductory nutrition course including an introduction to nutrition applications, macronutrients, micronutrients, scientific methods in nutrition, nutrition across the lifespan, etc. The authors...read more
The textbook covers key information covered in an introductory nutrition course including an introduction to nutrition applications, macronutrients, micronutrients, scientific methods in nutrition, nutrition across the lifespan, etc. The authors do a good job covering these topics concisely using clear language that is appropriate for an introductory level. The text includes a table of contents to help the reader navigate through the information, but does not have an index. Further, each section also includes links and citations which students can use to increase comprehension. However, some of the links are now broken.
The book covers all major content needed for an introductory nutrition course, including basics/overview of nutrition, research, and the scientific method and types of scientific studies; anatomy and physiology of human body systems; water and...read more
The book covers all major content needed for an introductory nutrition course, including basics/overview of nutrition, research, and the scientific method and types of scientific studies; anatomy and physiology of human body systems; water and electrolytes; carbohydrates (including alcohol); lipids; proteins; vitamins; minerals; energy concepts including intake and expenditure; nutrition applications including DRIs, MyPlate, and Dietary Guidelines; nutrition throughout the lifespan (pregnancy, infancy-toddler, childhood-adolescence, and all adult stages); sports nutrition, food safety, and nutritional issues such as food insecurity, malnutrition, and careers in nutrition.
While some sections within chapters were short, I was impressed that they were included. For example, this book addressed all major body systems while many other basic nutrition textbooks only include the Digestive System and ignore all the other systems.
The book does a great job of clarifying nutritional advice and/or scientific findings. For example, when mentioning that there is evidence that vitamin C intake is linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers, it clarifies that the reduced risk is the result of eating foods naturally rich in vitamin C, not from supplements.
The book is very well organized and presented in a common basic nutrition order. It also has a comprehensive, hyperlinked table of contents, to include not only the main chapters but also the sub-chapters.
This text covers basic nutrition well. It presents and discusses most relevant topics in nutrition. This a good basic textbook for a basic nutrition course. It provided practical nutrition tips that students can begin implementing in their everyday lives. I do think this would be a good textbook to supplement my in-course lectures, discussions, and activities. I would like to have seen more detail when discussing chronic diseases and nutrition.
The text covers all of the topics I include in my 200-level community college nutrition science course, but it lacks comprehensive sections about fad diets, eating disorders, and disordered eating. It does not contain an index, glossary, or...read more
The text covers all of the topics I include in my 200-level community college nutrition science course, but it lacks comprehensive sections about fad diets, eating disorders, and disordered eating. It does not contain an index, glossary, or complete DRI tables (DRI for specific nutrients are listed in their respective sections in chapters). It lacks a section covering evaluation of nutrition information, identifying misinformation, and appropriate nutrition experts and resources. I would like the section about dietary fiber expanded. Calculation formulas or recommendations are presented without sample calculations. For instance, the AMDR for total fat is noted, and the EER formula is noted, but there are no sample calculations. I have students apply what they're learning to their own intake (through dietary recall assignment), which helps them learn the material while also making it relevant to their own lives. Even with sample calculations, it can be a challenge to make the recommendations come to life.
Overall, I think it is a well-written and presented introductory nutrition science text. I liked the practical applications for students in the Everyday Connection entries. I wish there were more of these, e.g., in the vitamins and minerals sections. I would consider this book if I switch to an OER text.
Textbook was missing nutrition analysis, chronic diseases were not covered in the same depth of many nutrition text books (missing risks, prevention strategies), only 1 food guide was introduced, many examples were specific to the Hawaian...read more
Textbook was missing nutrition analysis, chronic diseases were not covered in the same depth of many nutrition text books (missing risks, prevention strategies), only 1 food guide was introduced, many examples were specific to the Hawaian population, vitamin, mineral and water could have been organized better (functions, deficiency, excess, and food sources), little mention of eating styles to prevent disease, pictures were all examples of Hawaian foods and people (not culturally diverse).The other area that was inconsistent was in the vitamin and minerals section. The authors seemed to highlight the vitamins and minerals in different ways. For example copper was a small paragraph while iron was presented in multiple pages of information. Yes iron has some substantial roles in our body but the text failed to address even the basic functions, deficiency, excess, and food sources.
It is the best OER nutrition book that I have seen so far. Finding good OER nutrition text is a huge challenge. I enjoyed a text that did not seemed heavily influenced by the USDA but would have liked to see more references to NIH, Harvard School of Public Health, Cleveland Clinic, And other universities that are conducting a lot of new nutrition research. Nutritional assessment needs to be included .I would also encourage a section about reading nutritional research. I would have also like to see more in depth information presented in the life stages section. This is such an important area, especially learning about how to promote healthy eating behaviors accross the life span. 350c69d7ab