Chapters on nutrition in each of the life cycle phases, include:
Nutrition in Pregnancy and LactationNutrition in InfancyNutrition in ChildhoodNutrition in AdolescenceNutrition in the Adult YearsNutrition in Aging
Focus On boxesprovide thought-provoking information on key concepts for well-rounded study and further discussion within the classroom.New Directions boxes point you toward additional research on emerging areas in nutrition therapy.Clinical Insight boxes expand on clinical information, highlight areas that may go unnoticed, and contain clinical resources for students and practitioners. Chapters on the nutritional care of the low-birth-weight and premature infant feature information on how to support their health, growth, and development. Useful websites direct you to online resources that relate to chapter topics.Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter and bolded within the text where they are discussed in more detail.