Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life by John Anderson, Martin Root, and Sanford Garner just earned a 5-star review from Doody's Review Service. Reviewer, Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, from the University of Chicago Medical Center writes that it is "a nice, easy-to-read book packed with all the information students need to learn about nutrition and the basic tools for healthy eating."
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"The purpose [of this text] is to create a simple starting point for students in their search for practical information about nutrition. By creating this foundation of basic knowledge, the authors' hope is that it will enable students to become more sophisticated in their own rationales for the selection of healthy foods. These are excellent objectives, since in an ideal world, all individuals would have this basic information to improve society's eating habits as a whole.
[It] is written for students, but can be used by any adults who are interested in learning the building blocks of nutrition. The authors hold PhDs, and several of the reviewers are practicing clinicians.
This book covers a lot of territory regarding nutrition and healthy eating. The 16 chapters address all the basic nutrition topics -- nutrition facts labels, nutrients, physiology, and digestion to name a few. At a glance, the book is colorful and easy to read. Chapters include a multitude of tables and figures or photos. Several chapters also include "Focus Topics" and "Practical Applications" sections, delving a little deeper into hot topics. The carbohydrates chapter addresses glycemic load and dietary fiber, and does a good job of bringing all the information together. [This text gives] students plenty of opportunities to master topics, using the student activities section to highlight questions about the most important points."