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Resources to support SC 103, Nutrition Course
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Human Nutrition : healthy options for life - John Anderson; Martin Root; Sanford C. Garner
Call Number: REF. RA784 .A5333 2015 Paterson
ISBN: 1449698743
Publication Date: 2014-03-06

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Krause's Food, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 11th ed. - L. Kathleen Mahan; Sylvia Escott-Stump; Janice L. Raymond
Call Number: REF. RM216 .M285 2004 Wanaque and Passaic
ISBN: 0721697844
Publication Date: 2003-11-04
12th edition - Passaic campus

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Nutrition for foodservice and culinary professionals, 8th ed. - Drummond, Karen Eich
Call Number: Wanaque REF. TX353 .D78 2014
ISBN: 9781118429730
Publication Date: [2014]
"Definitive resource... uses nutritional principles to evaluate and modify menus and recipes and to respond to ... dietary needs. The Eighth Edition includes a discussion of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Choose MyPlate."

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Mindless Eating : why we eat more than we think - Brian Wansink
Call Number: Wanaque RC552.C65 W36 2007B
ISBN: 9780553384482
Publication Date: 2007-08-28

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American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide - Roberta Larson Duyff; American Dietetic Association Staff
Call Number: RA784 .D89 2012 Paterson
ISBN: 9780470912072
Publication Date: 2012-02-03
Divided into six sections covering food choices for wellness; the basics of nutrition; food selection and safety; special needs for various life stages; food choices for some selected health problems;

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Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Food and Nutrition - L. Beth Dixon; Marion Nestle
Call Number: RA784 .T35 2004 Paterson and Wanaque
ISBN: 0072922117
Publication Date: 2003-12-02
Partial Contents: Nutrition and health: Are added sugars harmful to health? -- Do foods with a high glycemic index increase disease risk? -- Diet, physical activity, and health: Is body weight a reliable measurement of overall health? -- Can low-carbohydrate, higher-fat diets promote health and weight loss? -- Must exercise be daily and intense to prevent chronic disease?

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Your Brain on Food - Gary L. Wenk
Call Number: RM315 .W46 2015 Paterson and Wanaque
ISBN: 9780199393275
Publication Date: 2014-12-30

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Nutrition for Sport and Exercise - Hayley Daries
Call Number: TX361 .A8 D44 2012 Paterson
ISBN: 1405153547
Publication Date: 2012-11-05


Library Digital Resources

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JN "Nutrition Action Health Letter" from Center for Science in the Public Interest. You can "search within this publication" or browse by issue.
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Web sites - Start here

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 -  U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA)  jointly publish this report every 5 years, in accordance with  the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act.

Nutrition Essentials -  Definitions from USDA Food and Nutrition Services Nutrition page - Nutrition news, Associations, Government Organizations, Statistics, Legislation, Guidelines, Information and Educational Resources


Online references and further readings in Contemporary Nutrition

What You Eat and Why - Chapter 1

Guidelines for Responsible Food Marketing to Children 2005. from CSPI. Industry guidelines, for those who sell, market or promote food to children,with the goal of preventing harm and limiting the risk of obesity in children. Discusses the methods and the selection of foods marketed to children.

How to use Nutrition Fact Labels to make healthy food choices - tip sheet

Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet - Chapter 2

Choose my - Click on Interactive Tools , then click on Supertracker to register, to plan your diet, track foods, physical activities, and weight. 

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 - Published jointly every 5 years by HHS and USDA. United States Department of Agriculture 

Physical Activity Guidelines 2008. US Department of Health and Human Services. Resource for health professional and policymakers, provides guidance on how children and adults can improve their health through physical activity. Fact Sheet: Adult  Physical Activity  Guidelines

Food-A-Pedia Tool to track calorie and nutrition information for specific foods

The Human Body - A Nutrition Perspective - Chapter 3

Creating a Family Health History - Includes questions to ask relatives  and links to the HHS stie My Family Health Portrait Tool, for print form  and e-versions.

Video - Meet the Gastrointestinal Tract  5 min. from KhanAcademy  

Weight Control - Chapter 7

BMI Calculator - Body mass index Tool

Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients - Chapters 8, 9 

USDA National Nutrient Database Database of the nutrient information for more than 7,000 different foods.

Nutrition Topics  - Part 4, Chapters 10-

¨ - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Food and nutrition professionals - Includes recipes, videos

Reading Food Labels - Quick Assessment of Literacy in Primary Care The Newest Vital Sign

Food Safety Research Information Office. USDA

Food-borne Illness - World Health Organization. Fact sheets, Information, Video: Five Keys to Safer Food

USDA Fact SheetsFood-borne Illness and Disease 


 Adherence to a Low-Risk, Healthy Lifestyle and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Among Women. 2011. JAMA. Sudden death is often the first sign of heart disease, particularly in women. With a combination of healthy life style changes (smoking cessation, weight control, exercise and following the Mediterranean Diet), this study showed a decrease in risk.

OBESITY: 1.  Vital signs: State specific obesity prevalence among adults-United States 2009. MMWR, 2.  Obesity Prevalence in the United States — Up, Down, or Sideways? N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17; 364(11): 987–989. Obesity rates in the United States are continuing to escalate, according to recent studies


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