Nutrition

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Presenting the New and Improved NutritionCalc Plus Dietary Analysis Tool

NutritionCalc Plus, available for all Nutrition titles in McGraw Hill Connect®, is a powerful dietary analysis tool featuring more than 106,000 foods from the industry’s leading source: ESHA Research. This nutrient database is comprised of data from manufacturers, restaurants, grocery stores, literature sources, and the latest USDA Standard Reference for the most precise and accurate information.

Connect Master: Why Nutrition?

Have you ever wanted to teach nutrition by relevant themes? Now you can with Connect Master: Why Nutrition? In this all-digital product, your non-major students will be able to create connections, become more engaged with the content, and make informed decisions as scientifically literate Citizens.

Connect for Nutrition Features

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Nutrition Prep

Prep for Nutrition provides an adaptive tool designed to help students quickly and efficiently prepare for college-level coursework. Nutrition Prep individually identifies essential concepts students don’t fully understand and provides learning resources to teach these concepts so they enter the course prepared. Modules include:

    Scientific Study of Life
  • Scientific Study
  • What is Life Survey

  • The Chemistry of Life
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Chemical Bonds Link Atoms
  • Water is Essential to Life
  • pH and Buffers
  • Types of Organic Molecules

  • Cells
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • The Cell Membrane

  • Fundamentals of Math and Statistics for Life Sciences
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Graphing and Statistics

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SmartBook contains the same content as the print book, but actively tailors that content to the needs of the individual. Adaptive technology guides the student to master and remember key concepts, which targets gaps in knowledge and offers customized feedback.

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Interactive Questions and Animations

Interactive content including videos, simulations, animations and assessment content bring key concepts to life, which drives student engagement and critical thinking skills .

NutritionCalc Plus

NutritionCalc Plus, available for all Nutrition titles in McGraw Hill Connect®, is a powerful dietary analysis tool featuring more than 106,000 foods from the industry’s leading source: ESHA Research. This nutrient database is comprised of data from manufacturers, restaurants, grocery stores, literature sources, and the latest USDA Standard Reference for the most precise and accurate information.

Assess My Diet

Assess My Diet provides auto-graded personal analysis assignments in Connect that complement the NutritionCalc Plus tool. Students are directed to answer questions about their dietary patterns based on generated reports from NutritionCalc Plus. These assignments include Dietary Guidance, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Water, Vitamins, Energy Balance, Lipids, and Minerals. Created and reviewed by instructors like you, they are relevant, current, interesting, and easy to implement.

NutritionCalc Case Studies

18 case studies that have auto-graded assessment content. These case studies provide a neutral way for students to explore and engage in dietary analysis. Full List of Cases:

  • Bone Health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Constipation
  • DASH Diet
  • Diabetes
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Digestion
  • Fad Diets (Paleo)
  • 5,000 Calorie Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Nutrient Density
  • Okinawan Diet
  • School Age Diet
  • Vegan Diet
  • Weight Gain
  • Weightlifting
  • WIC

Virtual Labs for Nutrition

Virtual Labs is a fully online lab solution that can be used as an online lab replacement, preparation, supplement, or make-up lab to bridge the gap between lab and lecture. These simulations help a student learn the practical and conceptual skills needed, then check for understanding and provide feedback. The Virtual Labs are available within all Connect Nutrition courses.

List of Lab Simulations

1st Lab Tutorial:

Lab Safety:

  • Hand Washing Procedure

Applying The Scientific Method:

  • Pillbug Preference

Aseptic Technique:

  • Ubiquity of Microorganisms (Sampling Surfaces)

Cardiovascular Physiology:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse Rate

Chemical Composition of Cells:

  • Test for Starch
  • Test for Sugars
  • Digestion of Starch
  • Emulsification of Lipids
  • Test for Fat
  • Test for Proteins

Control of Microbial Growth:

  • Effect of Antiseptics and Disinfectants
  • Effect of Ultraviolet Light

Diffusion:

  • Across a Selectively Permeable Membrane

Digestive Enzymes:

  • Enzymes and Digestion

Natural Selection:

  • Antibiotic Resistance

Endocrine System:

  • Effects of Blood Glucose Level

Osmosis:

  • Movement of Water Across Permeable Membrane

pH Balance:

  • Antacids and Buffers

Metric Measurement:

  • Length
  • Temperature
  • Volume
  • Weight

Microbial Growth

  • Effects of Temperature

“Virtual Labs are used as pre-labs or lecture preparation to set the table for my live and/or zoom sessions. Students scientifically learn about fundamental nutrition topics as they complete the lab simulations.”

Dr. William Hoover, Bunker Hill Community College

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