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Nutrition and Weight Management, Second Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Lori A. Smolin, Ph.D. and Mary B. Grosvenor, M.S., R.D.
  • From the Series: Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604138033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-803-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $37.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 613
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 184


The obesity epidemic in the United States and abroad is growing, and weight has become a rising concern in today's society. Nutrition and Weight Management, Second Edition discusses the concept of weight management as well as the role that social, cultural, and genetic factors play in determining weight and body size. Coverage includes the importance of a nutritious diet and what constitutes healthy eating, the physical and psychological effects of being overweight and underweight, and the pros and cons of various diets.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. References. Glossary. Further resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Lori A. Smolin, Ph.D., received a B.S. from Cornell University and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She completed postdoctoral training both at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and at the University of California at San Diego. She teaches in the Department of Nutritional Science at the University of Connecticut.

Mary B. Grosvenor, M.S., R.D., received a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and an M.S. in nutrition sciences from the University of California at Davis. She is a registered dietitian with experience in public health, clinical nutrition, and nutrition research. She works as a hospital dietitian and certified diabetes educator.

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"For biology, culinary arts classes, and health classes needing information about the importance of good nutrition, [this] would be valuable...Recommended."

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