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Kansas State University Human Nutrition Flexbook

(5 reviews)

Brian Lindshield, Kansas State University

Copyright Year: 2018

ISBN 13: 9781944548117


Language: English

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Reviewed by Lisa Salinas, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on 12/14/22

This book is comprehensive in its coverage of topics related mainly to macro- and micro-nutrients. The table of contents is appropriately detailed. Though it provided interesting information, I found Chapter 5: Common Digestive Problems, to be... read more

Reviewed by Theresa Grana, Associate Professor, University of Mary Washington on 7/9/21

This text is comprehensive for its intended audience. I did not see an index or glossary, but word searches are so easy with an online text! read more

Reviewed by Laura Bollinger, Program Director/Assistant Professor, Manchester University on 4/20/21

Provides a nice overview of each topic, enough to give students a basic understanding and want to know more. Several links are provided for students to learn more. read more

Reviewed by Rachel Shelly, Part-time Faculty ABSE/ALS, Lane Community College on 8/15/20

This text does not provide a glossary or index. In a sense, the whole book is a glossary as it concentrates on explaining what each nutrient is. I think the text would benefit greatly by having a glossary at the beginning or end of each chapter,... read more

Reviewed by Bruce Rengers, Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 7/10/19

This book covers all of the traditional information found in an intermediate nutrition textbook. The textbook emphasizes the biochemistry and physiology of nutrition and does well with easy to follow explanations. The book, however, is a bit... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Nutrition Basics
  • Chapter 2: Macronutrient Structures
  • Chapter 3: Macronutrient Digestion
  • Chapter 4: Macronutrient Uptake, Absorption, & Transport
  • Chapter 5: Common Digestive Problems
  • Chapter 6: Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Chapter 7: Integration of Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Chapter 8: Micronutrients Overview & Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
  • Chapter 9: Antioxidant micronutrients
  • Chapter 10: Macronutrient Metabolism Micronutrients
  • Chapter 11: One-Carbon Metabolism Micronutrients
  • Chapter 12: Blood, Bones & Teeth Micronutrients
  • Chapter 13: Electrolyte Micronutrients

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About the Book

The Kansas State University Human Nutrition (FNDH 400) Flexbook is a textbook for students taking Kansas State University FNDH 400 course.FNDH 400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, human nutrition course at Kansas State University take primarily by sophomores and juniors because it has prerequisites of a college biology and chemistry courses.

About the Contributors


Brian Lindshield, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health. He received an A.S. from Pratt Community College in ’01, a B.S. in Human Nutrition from Kansas State University in ’03, and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in ’08.

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