BASIC PROJECT INFORMATION
Title: The Science of Human Nutrition (working title)
Project manager: Billy Meinke (University of Hawaii) / @wmeinke
Authors: Alan Titchenall (University of Hawaii), Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla (University of Hawaii), Cheryl Gibby (University of Hawaii)
Target Audience: 100-level/undergraduate
Subject: Human Nutrition
Target Release Date: Fall 2017
This is a textbook for high-enrolment undergraduate (100 level) course in the FSHN (Food Science and Human Nutrition) department at UH Manoa. It will cover elementary aspects of several biological sciences, including information on what nutrients are and what nutrients and foods do for humans; how healthy people can best get the amounts of nutrients and foods they need throughout their lifetime; how people and the environment change foods and their nutrient content; and nutrition issues of current interest.
We are currently looking for help with:
- Copy editing
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This textbook is scheduled for completion for the Fall 2017 semester. In the upcoming months, we will need your help marketing the book for course adoptions.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
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RECOGNITION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
This project couldn’t happen without your participation. All contributing authors will be credited prominently in their chapter, the book, the metadata and promotional materials. All editors, reviewers and other contributors will also be credited.
The Table of Contents is as follows:
- Basic Concepts in Nutrition: What and why do we eat?
- The Human Body: What happens to the food we eat?
- Energy: Food is fuel
- Basic Nutrition Assessments: How do we evaluate nutritional status?
- Water and Electrolytes
- Nutritional Recommendations: How much of what foods should we eat?
- Lifespan Nutrition: Food for life
- Performance Nutrition
- Food Safety: Keeping food from biting back
- Nutritional Issues: Global problems
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