Nutrition addresses the most hotly debated topics in the news today: obesity, food safety, irradiation, and vegetarianism
and also describes the currently accepted principles of good nutrition for men, women, and children.
abundance of advice on food and diet, more Americans are obese than ever before, diabetes rates are skyrocketing, and more
foods are recalled due to contamination. It is high-time for non-biased answers to the question of what is healthy and safe
to eat. Nutrition provides those answers.
The book explains basic guidelines for healthy eating, along
with the government's role in nutrition. It examines the issues of food safety and technology and the debates about genetically
modified foods, organic foods, and vegetarian dining. Food bans, such as those on transfats are discussed, as are vitamins
and supplements. After tracing the history of the study of nutrition and identifying principal researchers, the book examines
seven major controversies in nutrition today. This basic guide to healthy eating will give both students and adults the tools
they need to choose a diet that is healthy and safe.
Primary documents provide students with resources for further study