The Fifth Edition of this nursing-focused nutrition text has been updated and streamlined to reflect the latest science-based practice. Maintaining its nursing process focus and emphasis on patient teaching, this edition includes new features to help readers integrate nutrition into nursing care. It features Quick Bites that spotlight short, compelling food details and research findings. A Career Connection feature shows students how they will use nutrition in real-world nursing. Close attention is given to current consumer issues, including food safety, holistic health practices, and packaged foods. Websites are listed at the end of each chapter. It is part of "Doody's Core Titles 2009".