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Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

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Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

Alan Titchenal, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

Jennifer Draper, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

Copyright Year: 2018

Last Update: 2020

ISBN 13: 9781948027014

Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

Language: English

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Reviewed by Linda Grisham, Adjunct faculty and former STEM dean, Massachusetts Bay Community College on 11/30/22

This textbook on nutrition covers important basic nutrition topics: the nutrients that are essential for humans (macro and micro nutrients), anatomy, function, and purpose of body systems (digestive, cardiovascular, neurological, etc.),... read more

Reviewed by Alisha Miller, Assistant Professor, Anderson University on 11/22/22, updated 11/30/22

I feel that there could have been more pages dedicated to types of eating disorders and also pressures from outside influences on choices we make when making choices to gain/lose/maintain weight. read more

Reviewed by Kimber Mattox, Assistant Professor I, Central Oregon Community College on 5/15/20

This book covers the typical topics that are usually covered in a basic nutrition textbook. I think there are some areas where it goes into great detail or breadth, maybe even more than is needed. For example, I don’t think the discussion of all... read more

Reviewed by Robin Heggum, Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University on 5/6/20

This book goes into great detail in some topics, yet fully ignores others. There is no mention of Orthrorexia, which is common for my students who are majoring in Health and/or Physical Education. read more

Reviewed by Melissa Parks, Professor, Louisiana State University of Alexandria on 4/17/20, updated 4/27/20

The book covers detailed Chapters 1-18 and it is good to note that the material demonstrates a variety of topics. The textbook gives readers a broad perspective of nutrition. read more

Reviewed by Mary Imboden, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, George Fox University on 4/14/20

The textbook covers key information covered in an introductory nutrition course including an introduction to nutrition applications, macronutrients, micronutrients, scientific methods in nutrition, nutrition across the lifespan, etc. The authors... read more

Reviewed by Denel Bingel, Adjunct Professor, Raritan Valley Community College on 4/6/20

It covers all of the topics one would expect in and intro nutrition class. read more

Reviewed by Jill Reid, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 3/20/20

The book covers all major content needed for an introductory nutrition course, including basics/overview of nutrition, research, and the scientific method and types of scientific studies; anatomy and physiology of human body systems; water and... read more

Reviewed by Mallory Mount, Assistant Professor , Marshall University on 2/3/20

This text provides a well-written table of contents, but has no index. Throughout the text there were some words that were highlighted and could be clicked on to receive a definition; however, I didn’t see a glossary. I enjoy how the authors... read more

Reviewed by Jenny Young Seidemann, Part-time Instructor, Umpqua Community College on 1/9/20

The text covers all of the topics I include in my 200-level community college nutrition science course, but it lacks comprehensive sections about fad diets, eating disorders, and disordered eating. It does not contain an index, glossary, or... read more

Reviewed by Ann Diker, Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 11/27/19

The text covers all major areas typically found in an undergraduate introductory human nutrition text and incorporates a Hawaiian perspective in each chapter. The text has a table of contents that includes the chapter title and main subheadings;... read more

Reviewed by Michelle Hoffer, Professor, Community College of Denver on 11/23/19

Textbook was missing nutrition analysis, chronic diseases were not covered in the same depth of many nutrition text books (missing risks, prevention strategies), only 1 food guide was introduced, many examples were specific to the Hawaian... read more

Reviewed by Pamela Trotter, Professor, Augustana College on 7/11/19

This book provides an accessible, introductory discussion of traditional topics in human nutrition. There is a table of contents; however, there is no comprehensive index of glossary. read more

Reviewed by Matt Goff, Assistant Professor, Virginia Western Community College on 2/20/19

This textbook does an excellent job of covering the major nutritional topics that you would consider for an undergraduate course. I would have liked for some figures to go into more detail, but overall it is very well done. read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Chapter 1. Basic Concepts in Nutrition
  • II. Chapter 2. The Human Body
  • III. Chapter 3. Water and Electrolytes
  • IV. Chapter 4. Carbohydrates
  • V. Chapter 5. Lipids
  • VI. Chapter 6. Protein
  • VII. Chapter 7. Alcohol
  • VIII. Chapter 8. Energy
  • IX. Chapter 9. Vitamins
  • X. Chapter 10. Major Minerals
  • XI. Chapter 11. Trace Minerals
  • XII. Chapter 12. Nutrition Applications
  • XIII. Chapter 13. Lifespan Nutrition From Pregnancy to the Toddler Years
  • XIV. Chapter 14. Lifespan Nutrition During Childhood and Adolescence
  • XV. Chapter 15. Lifespan Nutrition in Adulthood
  • XVI. Chapter 16. Performance Nutrition
  • XVII. Chapter 17. Food Safety
  • XVIII. Chapter 18. Nutritional Issues

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  • About the Book

    This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

    About the Contributors


    Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla is a Native Hawaiian faculty member in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She teaches a number of courses in nutrition both face to face and online. She is dedicated to developing readily available and accessible nutrition education materials and curricula that reflect Hawai‘i and the Pacific to ensure that her students can relate to the content being learned. She enjoys spending time with her ‘ohana (family) at their home in Ahuimanu on the island of O‘ahu.

    Dr. Alan Titchenal received a PhD in nutrition from the University of California at Davis with emphasis on exercise physiology and physiological chemistry. His work at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has focused on the broad areas of nutrition and human performance and translation of nutrition science for public consumption. This has included the “GotNutrients?” project that provides daily messages on topics related to nutrition, fitness, and health and the publication of over 600 articles in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper.

    Jennifer Draper is a Lecturer in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences. She received her MA in Nutrition Science from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a Registered Dietitian in private practice specializing in eating disorders and emotional over-eating.  She enjoys interacting with students and is passionate about helping people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

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