Written for students who have had little or no exposure to science, this book gives examples on how to personalize and implement newly-learned nutrition knowledge and shows how to keep abreast of changes in the field of nutrition once the course has been completed. It incorporates an innovative learning strategy using visual and oral aids to help students understand the material better. Chapters are divided into two sections - the first focusing on core science topics and the second centering on the practical impact of these issues and how to put the concepts to use. The text includes contemporary 3-dimensional illustrations and there is a separate chapter devoted to water. Within the relevant chapters, vitamins and minerals are arranged by the function they perform in the body.