The Profession of Dietetics is a succinct, user-friendly introduction to the field of dietetics. It reviews the history of dietetics, gives an overview of the profession as it is today, provides a thorough examination of the educational and credentialing requirements, and projects future trends in the field. The Fourth Edition takes a practical and personal approach to successfully maneuvering the often complicated and competitive steps to success in the nutrition profession.
The Profession of Dietetics: A Team Approach is essential for a dietetics major. This is not your typical textbook with pages and pages of information that you will be tested on later. This textbook shows you all of your options when you are entering into a career in nutrition and dietetics and also how to achieve your career. The beginning of the book starts out with the history of dietetics which provides a lot of valuable information such as a quote from Babylonian stone tablets, “If a man has pain inside, food and drink coming back to his mouth…let him refrain from eating onions for three days.” This writing was from around 2500 B.C. and this is the first known written dietary recommendation. As a living organism we live off of food and we need to know the adequate amounts of everything that we intake. The book’s first chapter describes how food and health have always directly correlated throughout history. Although this is true the profession of dietetics has progressed rapidly in the past 100 years. I liked that the book used evidence of prenatal dietary prescription from the bible. The book shows you a profile of a professional including their background and answers many of the questions that may arise. It also includes suggested activities, selected websites, suggested readings, and references that I have found to be very helpful. This book is very easy to read, it is as if the author is in your head. Once a question arises after reading a section it seems that it is the title or theme of the next section. So therefore your questions are answered immediately. Now that may not be the case for everyone but this was my experience. The layout of the chapters flow very well. The authors use of titles and clearly defined subtitles help organize all of your thoughts. Lots of graphs, pictures, and data to look at! Personally those are the best pages to me because even though you are reading does not mean you need to look at word after word for hundreds of pages. That is why I prefer this textbook over Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism by Sareen S. Gropper. The book is called a team approach because that is what they describe dietetics as. This is referring to having physicians and dietitians work together for the health of a patient. It describes different ways you are able to achieve your goal such as showing the importance of communicating. It tells you the path to success in dietetics such as education and training, supervised practice experience, credentials, and joining professional associations. All and all, this is my favorite textbook I have because it is answering my questions I have about my future and enlightening me in what I need to do to get where I want to go.
Wow what an informative book! It covers all the questions you think of when deciding to be a dietician. I just got the book, but I am already through chapter 2 and will definitely keep this book for references even after my class!
Needed for my class. Brand new. Soft cover! There is a new edition as well
- Title: The Profession of Dietetics: A Team Approach
- Autor: Deborah D. Canter
- Publisher (Publication Date): Jones & Bartlett Learning; 4 edition (August 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0763790060
- ISBN-13: | 978-0763790066
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