This text describes the four major methods of nutritional assessment (dietary, anthropometric, biometric, and clinical) in an understandable and contemporary way. It thoroughly covers assessment of the hospitalized individual, but also serves as an invaluable resource to the nutrition professional working in such areas as public health and community nutrition, corporate health, and sports medicine.
Unhealthy dietary patterns, along with tobacco smoking and physical inactivity, are major risk factors for chronic disease. Changes In nutritional behavior are important to prevent and treat chronic disease. An essential first step in this process is the assessment of nutritional status using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary intake measurements. Nutritional Assessment, Seventh Edition, explains the tools and techniques that nutrition practitioners and other healthcare providers can use in the assessment process.
Key features of this edition include:
Detailed discussion of the role of nutritional assessment in the Nutrition Care Process.
Thorough coverage of nutrient intake recommendations and indices such as the DR1s, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Healthy People 2020 Objectives, MyPlate, Healthy Eating Index.American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention, American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Metrics, Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association practice guidelines on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults.
Review of computerized dietary analysis systems including Internet-based applications such as the USDA's SuperTracker and McGraw-Hull Education's NutritionCalc Plus, both comprehensive diet and physical activity analysis resources.
Updated methods and standards for a wide variety of anthropometric, body composition, and malnutrition assessment procedures.
Evidence-based dietary recommendations for patients of pediatric care providers: Cardiovascular Health Integrated Lifestyle Diet (CHILD 1)
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Nutritional Assessment
2 Standards for Nutrient Intake
3 Measuring Diet
4 National Dietary and Nutrition Surveys
5 Computerized Dietary Analysis Systems
7 Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient
8 Nutritional Assessment in Disease Prevention
9 Biochemical Assessment of Nutritional Status
10 Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status
11 Counseling Theory and Technique
David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, Appalachian State University, NorthCarolina Research Campus