This text engages students in activities that put their knowledge of clinical nutrition into action and prepare them for practice in any clinical setting. It serves as a practical educational resource in clinical nutrition that complements the classic textbooks and references widely used in the field of dietetics.
At the core of this textbook are case studies and learning activities. These exercises not only encourage students to practice and develop their skills, they also ask students to explore resources they will use as practitioners, including many from the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada.
Text is divided into seven sections that are structured to first establish a foundation of practical skills and knowledge and then progressively build on that foundation:
Dietary Constituents and Energy
Alimentary Tract and Nutrition
Nutrition throughout the Human Life Cycle
Nutrition in Diverse Cultures and Communities
Nutrition Care Process
Regular and Modified Diets
Prevention and Management of Disease
--Review the Information activities help students evaluate their understanding of basic information prior to a lecture --Understand the Concepts questions allow students to test their knowledge of new clinical nutrition concepts. --Integrate Your Learning exercises encourage students to explore diverse reference readings and resources and apply what they have learned. --Challenge Your Learning exercises give students a chance to challenge themselves with more complex problems that are related to clinical practice.