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Nutrition Essentials: A Personal Approach, 2021

Grades: 9 - 12

Nutrition Essentials features a consumer-oriented focus and engaging content in a highly visual format that empowers students to be nutrition-savvy consumers who know how to prepare foods in safer and healthier ways.


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Nutrition Essentials features a consumer-oriented focus and engaging content in a highly visual format that empowers students to be nutrition-savvy consumers who know how to prepare foods in safer and healthier ways. Digital features include SmartBook 2.0, LearnSmart Prep, and NutritionCalc Plus—a powerful dietary analysis tool with a robust selection of intuitive reports.
  1. Food Is More Than Something to Eat
  2. Nutrition Information: Fact or Fiction?
  3. Making More Nutritious Choices
  4. How Food Becomes You
  5. Carbohydrates: Fuel and Fiber
  6. Lipids: Focusing on Fats and Cholesterol
  7. Proteins: Life’s Building Blocks
  8. Vitamins: Nutrients That Multitask
  9. Key Minerals, Water, and the Non-nutrient Alcohol
  10. Nutrition for a Healthy Weight and Fit Body
  11. Nutrition for Your Life, Environment, and World

Wendy Schiff
Wendy J. Schiff MS, RDN received her B.S. in biological health/medical dietetics and M.S. in human nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University. She has taught introductory foods and nutrition courses at the University of Missouri–Columbia, as well as nutrition, human biology, and personal health courses at St. Louis Community College–Meramec. She has worked as a public health nutritionist at the Allegheny County Health Department (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and State Food and Nutrition Specialist for Missouri Extension at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. In addition to authoring Nutrition for Healthy Living and Nutrition Essentials: A Personal Approach, Wendy has coauthored a college-level personal health textbook and authored many other nutrition-related educational materials. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.