Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy,
Edition 13
By Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RDN and Eleanor Schlenker, PhD, RDN

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2023

Master the essentials of nutrition science and patient care with this concise text! Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 13th Edition helps you understand and apply nutrition concepts in the treatment of disease, disease prevention, and life enhancement. The text is broken out into three parts: the basics of nutrients and the body, the life cycle and community nutrition, and clinical nutrition. Case studies help you determine nutritional interventions in treating both acute and chronic conditions. Written by nutrition specialists Joyce Gilbert and Eleanor D. Schlenker, this book includes the latest advances in research and evidence-based practice.

Key Features

  • Strong community focus includes robust coverage of health promotion, cultural competence, patient safety, lifespan, and public health issues.
  • Person-centered approach helps you develop practical solutions to individual problems, based on the authors’ personal research and clinical experience.
  • MyPlate for Older Adults is included, as developed by nutrition scientists at Tufts University and the AARP Foundation, along with the Nestlé Mini Nutritional Assessment Scale.
  • Health Promotion sections help you with nutrition education, stressing healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best medicine.
  • Case studies provide opportunities for problem solving, allowing you to apply concepts to practical situations in nutrition care.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize critical thinking and summarize current research findings.
  • Focus on Culture boxes highlight cultural competence and the nutritional deficiencies, health problems, and appropriate interventions relating to different cultural, ethnic, racial, and age groups.
  • Focus on Food Safety boxes alert you to food safety issues related to a particular nutrient, population group, or medical condition.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine boxes offer uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common types of herbs and supplements, and potential interactions with prescription or over-the-counter medications.
  • Chapter summaries and review questions reinforce your understanding of key concepts and their application.
  • Key terms are identified in the text and defined on the page to help reinforce critical concepts.

New Features

  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies apply concepts to realistic scenarios.
  • NEW! Dietary Guidelines have been updated to the 2020-2025 edition with new illustrations.
  • NEW! Coverage of the Healthy People initiative is updated to the 2030 national objectives.
  • NEW! Revised guidelines for potassium and sodium fit the new recommendations for adequate intake of potassium and for sodium chronic disease risk reduction intake.
  • NEW! Content on obesity is incorporated into the Energy Balance chapter.
  • NEW! Updated content on nutrients is added.
  • NEW! Updated references include many new and current works.
About the author
By Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RDN, President and CEO Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals St. Charles, Illinois and Eleanor Schlenker, PhD, RDN, Professor and Extension Specialist, Emerita Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia
Table of Contents
PART 1 Introduction to Human Nutrition
1 Nutrition and Health
2 Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism
3 Carbohydrates
4 Lipids
5 Proteins
6 Vitamins
7 Minerals and Water
8 Energy Balance
PART 2 Community Nutrition and the Life Cycle
9 Food Selection and Food Safety
10 Community Nutrition: Promoting Healthy Eating
11 Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation
12 Nutrition for Normal Growth and Development
13 Nutrition for Aging Adults
14 Nutrition and Physical Fitness
PART 3 Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
15 Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Patient Care
16 Metabolic Stress
17 Drug–Nutrient Interactions
18 Nutrition Support: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
19 Gastrointestinal Diseases
20 Diseases of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Lungs
21 Diabetes Mellitus
22 Renal Disease
23 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
24 Cancer
Appendix A Body Mass Index (Second of Two Body Mass Index Tables)
Appendix B Food Sources of Oxalates
Appendix C Calculation Aids and Conversion Tables
Appendix D Federal Food Assistance Programs
Book details
ISBN: 9780323847124
Page Count: 512
Retail Price : £80.99