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 Nonnutrient Alcohol
10 Nutrition for a Healthy Weight and Fit Body
11 Nutrition for Your Life, Environment, and World
Nutrition Essentials: A Personal Approach has a consumer-oriented focus, providing practical tips for applying concepts
such as ways to prepare foods to make them safer and healthier, and ways to become a savvy consumer of nutrition-related information. It also provides non-nutrition majors with the basic scientific principles of nutrition in a highly visual, engaging context.
Wendy J. Schiff MS, RDN received her BS in biological health/medical dietetics and MS 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 CollegeMeramec. 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.