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Stay up to date on all the latest in nutrition care with Williams’ Basic Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 16th Edition. This market-leading text provides concise, need-to-know coverage of hot topics, emerging trends, and cutting-edge research to ensure you are equipped to make informed decisions on patient nutrition in the clinical space. And with its conversational writing style, vivid illustrations, and wide array of reader-friendly features, you can easily understand how the concepts in the book can be applied in clinical practice. The text is broken out into four parts: an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition science, human growth and development needs, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition. Next Generation NCLEX® case studies and question types are also included in the text and on the companion Evolve website.
Case studies with accompanying questions for analysis in the clinical care chapters focus your attention on related patient care problems.
Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how a patient’s culture can affect nutritional concepts in practice.
Clinical Applications and For Further Focus boxes highlight timely topics and analyze concepts and trends in depth.
Bulleted chapter summaries review highlights from the chapter and help you see how the chapter contributes to the book’s “big picture.”
Diet therapy guidelines include recommendations, restrictions, and sample diets for major clinical conditions.
Drug-Nutrient Interactions boxes highlight important safety information and cover topics such as nutritional supplements for athletics, drugs interfering with vitamin absorption, and over-the-counter weight loss aids.
Key terms and definitions clarify terminology and concepts critical to your understanding and application of the material.
NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® case studies and question types are included in the text and on the companion Evolve website.
NEW! Easy-to-follow writing style utilizes a more lively and direct conversation tone to make material easier to understand.
NEW! Updated references reflect the studies and statistics published in the most current scientific literature.
NEW! Incorporation of the new Nutrition Care Process model grounds you in the systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care with regard to nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation.
NEW! Coverage of the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans ensures you are versed in the latest recommendations.