- Publisher: Brooks Cole; 9 edition (December 17, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0495387657
- ISBN-13: 978-0495387657
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.2 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 136 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diet Analysis Plus 9.0 Windows/Macintosh CD-ROM 9th Edition
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About This Edition
From the Publisher
- The improved interface provides even easier navigation of Diet Analysis Plus. The homepage provides one-stop access to the profile, diet, activities, reports, and labs.
- A new Profile Questionnaire assesses the user's true activity level and more accurately determines the proper Dietary Reference Intakes.
- New assignments take advantage of the extensive database and provide critical thinking opportunities in addition to the previous reports. The user can copy a profile and make changes to compare and analyze various profiles to complete these online assignments.
- With the ability to create up to five profiles, a user can input a desired weight change to determine the proper DRIs to reach the desired weight goal.
- Featuring over 20,000 easy-to-find foods, the extensive database includes common foods, popular brands, regional favorites, international foods, and vegetarian options.
- Users can use the "Create a Recipe" feature to combine foods from the database to create recipes of commonly eaten foods, such as a homemade salad dressing. Recipes are automatically added to the food database and list of "Favorites."
- The visual month-to-month calendar enables tracking of food intake for up to 365 days and allows users to quickly see the dates where they entered food and activities.
- Among the ten reports, the "Macronutrient Ranges" report compares actual intake of carbohydrate, fat, and protein with the recommended ranges, using both a simple graph and a detailed table to the show the comparison clearly.
- A built-in tutorial provides an audio and video walkthrough of the main features of the program, including setting up a profile, tracking diet, and printing reports like the 3-Day Average report.
About the Author
Dr. Michelle "Shelley" McGuire teaches in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Washington State University. She is the author of several published articles, and specializes in the research of understanding of how breastfeeding and lactation influence both maternal and child health and well-being. Recent research has focused on investigating how maternal diet influences milk fat content and, thus, energy intake and fatty acid consumption of the breastfeeding child. Dr. McGuire has been teaching the basic nutrition course for several years and has a strong appreciation of the course, its goals and objectives, and the variety of student needs. This experience coupled with her strong writing and research background has helped her create an exciting and refreshing text for the introductory nutrition course.
Dr. Beerman teaches in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. She is the author of several published articles assessing the impact of bioactive components in soy (isoflavones) on health parameters in menopausal women. More recently, she has been studying the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in rural, impoverished regions of Guatemala, and efficacy of a novel approach to improve iron status in women and children. Dr. Beerman teaches the 300-level nutrition course for health-related majors (Nutrition, Health, and Disease), as well as courses related to women's health (Biology of Women). She also teaches a course in teaching methodology (Teaching Methods in Higher Education) for graduate students. Since joining the faculty at Washington State University in 1989, she has taught more than 12,000 students and has been the recipient of several college and university teaching awards. Dr. Beerman's years of teaching experience, combined with her wide knowledge base in nutrition, health sciences and educational pedagogy, has helped create this innovative introductory nutrition text. --This text refers to the Printed Access Code edition.
Top customer reviews
Buying the online code may be a better route, you can go to cengagebrain.com and buy an online subscription for $32. Also if your getting it for a class, you can get it right away by the online subscription. Everything is updated online-unlike the disk and all you have to do after purchasing is sign in online. Allot of foods/recipes that people add to the program are saved into a database, so its nice to not to have to put in as many individual foods or recipes that are not listed.
However, if your looking at price as your main factor, the disk is probably the best way to go. It doesn't have a whole lot of foods, other than very basic and healthy American foods. I had a problem finding allot of foods and had to type allot of my own recipes in but price was what drew me to buy the disk.
I haven't been able to use the program so I can't comment on its quality but this has been a major FAIL so far.
Another complaint is that you can't compare the breakdown of carbs/fat/protein. That's not true either. I don't use that feature very often though; the one I like most is Intake vs. Goals, where you can compare your intake on any given day with the DRI for carbs/fat/protein, and most vitamins and minerals. It helps you to understand where your diet is lacking and correct those imbalances with food or supplements (and to see what you need to cut back on).
It's not perfect. I hate that you have to log in to Cengage every time instead of just accessing the program directly, that's annoying. I wish there were more vitamins and minerals included - they left off Vitamin K, biotin, selenium, etc., so your profile won't be as complete as it possibly could be.
That said, I have already found it to be immensely useful in improving my own diet. I bought it for a nutrition class but I mostly use it for my own purposes. If I hadn't had to buy it for class, I probably would have tried one of the free online programs like Calorie Count before paying for this one, but I've been pretty satisfied with it so far.
I had emailed customer support at Cenage and still haven't heard back.