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Human Nutrition

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Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla

Alan Titchenal

Allison Calabrese

Cheryl Gibby

William Meinke

Pub Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 9781948027014

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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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

  • Chapter 1: Basic Concepts in Nutrition
  • Chapter 2: The Human Body
  • Chapter 3: Water and Electrolytes
  • Chapter 4: Carbohydrates
  • Chapter 5: Lipids
  • Chapter 6: Protein
  • Chapter 7: Alcohol
  • Chapter 8: Energy
  • Chapter 9: Vitamins
  • Chapter 10: Major Minerals
  • Chapter 11: Trace Minerals
  • Chapter 12: Nutrition Applications
  • Chapter 13: Lifespan Nutrition From Pregnancy to the Toddler Years
  • Chapter 14: Lifespan Nutrition During Childhood and Adolescence
  • Chapter 15: Lifespan Nutrition in Adulthood
  • Chapter 16: Performance Nutrition
  • Chapter 17: Food Safety
  • Chapter 18: Nutritional Issues

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.

Allison Calabrese is currently a MS graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She obtained her BS from California Lutheran University in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Professions. Her research interests include the relationship between diet and optimal health.

Cheryl Gibby was born and raised in Hawai‘i and is a wife and mother of three. She received her BA, MS in Nutritional Sciences, and PhD in Nutrition from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has served as an instructor for the introductory Nutrition course at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and her research interests include infant and child health, dental and bone health, mobile health interventions, school nutrition policies, and online education.

William Meinke