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Food and Nutrition Throughout Life


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List of figures, tables and case studies Contributors How to use this book PART I: FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE 1 Food and nutrition basics 2 Cultures, beliefs and food habits PART II: THE LIFE STAGES 3 Preconception 4 Conception and pregnancy 5 Lactation 6 Newborn and infant (0-12 months) 7 Toddler and preschooler (1-5 years) 8 Child (6-12 years) 9 Pre-adolescent and adolescent (13-18 years) 10 Young adult (19-25 years) 11 Early and middle adult (26-60 years) 12 Older adult (61-84 years) 13 Later stage older adult (85 years and over) PART III: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES 14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and health 15 New Zealand and Maori nutrition and health 16 Asia-Pacific nutrition and health PART IV: EXTENSION KNOWLEDGE 17 Sports nutrition 18 Poverty, disadvantage and food insecurity 19 Mental health 20 Migrant health APPENDICES Appendix 1: Clinical signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies Appendix 2: Drug interactions with foods, herbs and nutrients Test your understanding answers Index

About the Author

SHARON CROXFORD is an accredited practising dietitian and senior academic at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has worked in clinical, community and food service dietetic practice in Australia and the United Kingdom. CATHERINE ITSIOPOULOS is the founding head of the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is an accredited practising dietitian with almost 30 years' experience in academia, research and clinical practice. ADRIENNE FORSYTH is a dual-qualified accredited practising dietitian and accredited exercise physiologist, and is a lecturer in dietetics and human nutrition at La Trobe University, Melbourne. REGINA BELSKI is an accredited practising dietitian and senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University, Melbourne. ANTONIA (TANIA) THODIS is a clinical dietitian and is involved in nutrition research and teaching at La Trobe University, Melbourne. SUE SHEPHERD is an advanced accredited practicing dietitian and a senior lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne. AUDREY TIERNEY is a senior clinical dietitian at Alfred Health and a senior lecturer and academic at La Trobe University, Melbourne.


'A comprehensive overview and detailed discussion of food and nutrition topics for all ages and stages of life.' - Robynne Snell, Curtin University

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