First Edition   ©2016

Scientific American Nutrition for a Changing World with 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Jamie Pope (Vanderbilt University) , Steven Nizielski (Grand Valley State University) , Alison McCook

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-5288-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-5288-7; Format: Paper Text

Science Taught Through Stories
Most textbooks use case stories in their chapters. In Nutrition for a Changing World, each chapter is itself a single story, an engaging, easy-to-read narrative that communicates the essential science of the course.

Modern Magazine Look and Feel
Lively writing and design, in the tradition of Scientific American, make the textbook singularly inviting to students.

Info + Graphics = Infographics
Combining engaging graphics with clear explanations, these science storyboards guide students step by step through concepts and processes that often proof difficult to grasp.

Helpful Pedagogy
Learning Objectives
give students specific guideposts to follow through the chapter.

"Bring it Home" questions ask students to think critically about nutrition concepts in the context of their own lives.

End-of-chapter review questions match up with, and reinforce, the learning objectives.

Dietary Analysis Activities (in LaunchPad)
In these short, end-of-chapter activities, students use the NSDA’s online SuperTracker to track their food and supplements intake, and analyze the results with automatically graded online activities.

Built around the biggest issues classroom issues you face, LaunchPad gives students everything they need to prepare for class and exams, while giving instructors everything they need to quickly set up a course, shape the content to their syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess homework, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

In LaunchPad:
An interactive e-book
integrates the text and all student media, including the book’s exclusive Dietary Analysis Activities.

LearningCurve adaptive quizzing gives individualized question sets and feedback based on each student’s correct and incorrect responses. All the questions are tied back to the e-book to encourage students to read the book in preparation for classtime and exams.

The Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to assign and assess video-based activities and projects, as well as providing a convenient way for students to submit video coursework.

LaunchPad Gradebook gives a clear window on performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments.

A streamlined interface helps students manage their schedule of assignments, while social commenting tools let them connect with classmates, and learn from each other. 24/7 help is a click away, accessible from a link in the upper right hand corner.

Optional pre-built chapter units, curated by the authors, can be used as is or customized. Or choose not to use them and build your course from scratch.

Book-specific instructor resources include PowerPoint sets, textbook graphics, lecture and activity suggestions, test banks, and more.

Easy LMS integration into your school’s learning management system.