As one of the most respected nutrition life cycle texts in the higher education market, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, Fifth Edition uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development, and normal functioning of individuals in each stage of the life span. Filled with resources to guide your study, the Fifth Edition brings clarity to key concepts as well as addresses new research on the roles played by healthful diets, nutrients, gene variants, and nutrient-gene interactions. This text is written by an expert author team, this text benefits from a broad range of normal and clinical nutrition expertise from registered dietitians and researchers, meant to help you understand all the major concepts.
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Bea Krinke, PhD, MPH, RD, LN, currently serves as adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Her teaching role has included coordinating the field experiences of nutrition students for over 20 years as well as developing and teaching on-campus and distance courses in various courses, including her favorite: Nutrition and Aging. Krinke's education complemented her work. A specialization in dietetics and an internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics led to work in hospitals, community programs and a progressive member-owned Health Maintenance Organization, where she coordinated several educational programs, including diabetes education. This HMO experience led Krinke to return to the University of Minnesota to earn an MPH in Nutrition with a credential Nutrition Administration. In 1987, Krinke began teaching at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, which prompted her to complete a PhD in Work, Community, and Family Education, specializing in experiential education. Krinke is also the owner of Nutrition Profiles, specializing in recipe analysis, and a member of Slow Food, both of which allow her to satisfy her interests in the cultural aspects of food and nutrition. Ellen Lechtenberg is the lactation program coordinator at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1996. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition. Ellen has the unique advantage of using her nutrition knowledge as a lactation consultant. She has a passion for providing human milk for patients with nutritional challenges such as chylothorax and colitis. Ellen presented her fat free human milk project last year at ILCA and won the project poster. One of her career goals is to increase knowledge of dietitians regarding human milk immunology and breastfeeding thus improving lactation duration. She has presented at local, state and national nutrition meetings. Ellen also has experience working at a corporate level with lactation consultants developing breastfeeding policies and protocols as well as lactation education programs for nurses and health care professionals. She has a B.S. degree from University of Nebraska. Jamie Stang is currently an Associate Professor and Chair, Public Health Nutrition Program, in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health. She also serves on the graduate faculties of Nutrition Science and Maternal and Child Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Stang has a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Epidemiology, a MPH from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in Public Health Nutrition, and a BS in community dietetics from the University of North Dakota. She is a Registered Dietitian who has completed fellowships in Maternal and Child Health and General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health as well as a post-doc in Maternal and Child Nutrition. Dr Stang's research interests include community-based participatory research in the areas of obesity and type II diabetes prevention, gestational diabetes prevention and treatment and nutrition issues in American Indian communities. Janet S Isaacs, PhD, RD, has worked in pediatric nutrition at federal, state and regional level services in 7 different states, and in settings ranging from outpatient to tertiary level inpatient services. Her primary area of specialty and research concerns children with special health care needs and children with inborn errors of metabolism. Currently she is consulting in North Carolina to develop and teach pediatric nutrition online courses to public health employees. Janet earned her Master's of Arts for Teachers from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana College of Arts and Sciences and her PhD from Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida College of Home Economics. She has published in 5 peer-reviewed journals and in 6 books within the last decade. Judith E. Brown is a nutrition researcher, writer and speaker who provides consultation services to the food and pharmaceutical industries, and government health programs. As a Professor Emeritus of the Division of Epidemiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota, she successfully obtained and completed large, competitively funded research grants related to nutrition and health. Her areas of expertise include scientific advising on new product development, advising on product evaluation studies, public speaking to professional groups, consumer-oriented publications on topics specific to health and nutrition, and expert opinion papers on safety and efficacy of nutrients, neutraceuticals, and fortified products. Judy Brown has more than 30 years of instructional experience in the field of nutrition. She has also been involved with writing for several years and has written more than one hundred research articles for publications. She is the author of NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, THIRD EDITION (Wadsworth, 2008). An avid researcher and an exceptional writer and teacher, Judith E. Brown is one of the most influential and respected authors in the field. Maureen Murtaugh, PhD, RD, is Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah. She enjoys a balance of research and teaching in her current position. She teaches nutrition, including maternal-infant nutrition to medical students and teaches grant writing in a clinical epidemiology program. Her research interests are broad, including the influence of maternal diet on breastfeeding and child outcomes and the influence of diet on the development of chronic disease. Maureen earned her B.S. from Syracuse University; she earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences with a focus on maternal child nutrition from the University of Connecticut. In 1999 she decided to retool her career with a post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota working with investigators in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. She pursues a healthy work/life balance by enjoying the mountain west's natural playground. Nancy H. Wooldridge is Associate Professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Pediatric Pulmonary Center, where she is the Pediatric Nutrition Coordinator for the Cystic Fibrosis Center. She earned her BS in Dietetics and Institutional Management from the University of Houston and served a dietetic internship at the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Her master's degree in clinical nutrition is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Ms. Wooldridge is a frequently invited speaker and has authored numerous publications and abstracts on topics related to pediatric nutrition, specifically the nutrition management of children with chronic pulmonary conditions. Ms. Wooldridge co-authored the Middle Childhood chapter of Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition and is serving as an editor of the Nutrition Issues and Concerns section for the 4th edition of this publication. She has received numerous honors including the prestigious ADA Medallion Award in 2005. Patricia Splett, MPH, PhD, RD, FADA, is a public health nutritionist and an independent evaluation consultant; her consulting projects focus on the evaluation of community-based interventions for chronic disease prevention and management and the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating in the school and community environments to prevent and reduce obesity. She is an adjunct Associate Professor in the graduate nutrition program at the University of Minnesota. Pat earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health and her PhD in Education also at University of Minnesota. Her areas of research and evaluation include the cost effectiveness of nutrition interventions for health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management. For several years, Dr. Splett has worked with the American Dietetic Association on the development and implementation of ADA's evidence analysis process and regularly teaches training programs to prepare evidence analysts. She has also been actively involved in the American Dietetic Association's development and dissemination of the nutrition care process and the standardized language for dietetics.