This book provides an introduction to nutrition and dietetics from a health care perspective. It goes beyond what can be found in general nursing texts while remaining at a level suitable for the pre-registration student. The text comprehensively covers the whole area of dietetics and nutrition with the topics divided into three sections:-The science of nutrition, Community Nutrition and Therapeutic nutrition and dietetics. It is therefore useful as a reference text for those already working in the field of patient care. It has been revised completely to include the latest government guidelines on nutrition.Updated to include recent COMA (Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy) recommendations regarding diet and cancer and coronary heart diseaseComprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics and client groups includingThe science of food-outlines principles of good nutrition Community Nutrition-covers all aspects of nutritional care for members of the community including those with special needsTherapeutic Nutrition and dietetics-outlines those therapeutic diets most usually used for the treatment of disease. Information presented in a clear and attractive wayThe author is recognised and well respected in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She has experience of teaching a wide range of students (nursing, dietetics, pharmacy, biological sciences) and is thus best placed to understand the information needs of these studentsThe book's elementary nature makes it ideal for students who lack knowledge about nutrition and dietetics. It can also act as a reference publication for those already working in the area. In both instances it will boost confidence and promote good practiceNew Chapters onPublic Health NutritionMalnutrition in hospitalsDiet and cancerDiet and HIV infectionFood Standards AgencyFully Updated Illustrations and References
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, 41 ills.
- Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
- Publication Date: 30/05/2002
- Category: Dietetics & nutrition
- ISBN: 9780443070211