UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Ninth Edition, provides the latest and thorough coverage of the essentials of nutrition and nutrition therapy for an introductory class. The early chapters focus on “normal” nourishment, such as metabolism and digestion, minerals and vitamins, and lifespan nutrition. The subsequent chapters cover “clinical” nourishment–both the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy for a broad array of health ailments. The text incorporates practical advice and valuable tools to assist pupils to apply nutrition knowledge and abilities to their everyday lives along with the environment. Characteristics, such as studies, “How To” boxes with real-world examples, and research cards, help students use the content and construct their conceptual understanding. Whatever the students’ history, the consistent degree, approachable narrative, and careful explanations in UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION will engage pupils and empower them to be actively engaged in the subject of nutrition.