Books by Division of Nutrition Faculty

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
by Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH and Patrick J. Skerrett

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The Harvard Medical School sponsors publication of nutrition related books of interest to the general public. Of those already in bookstores, notable is the national best seller, Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, by the Division of Nutrition's Professor Walter C. Willett, MD.

• Eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
• Why weight control is the single most important factor
• Menu plans and recipes that make it easy to reinvent your daily diet

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Nutrition in Pediatrics, 5th Edition
by Christopher Duggan, MD, MPH; John B. Watkins, MD;

Berthold Koletzko, PhD; W. Allan Walker, MD

The field of pediatric nutrition has developed into an area essential to the components of academic pediatric programs throughout the world. Fundamental aspects of health and disease are strongly related to the nutritional environment; (nutritional status and dietary intake). The now two-volume text, Nutrition in Pediatrics, 5th edition, provides a comprehensive and accessible approach to pediatric nutrition.

The 5th edition continues the expansion of the section on pediatric obesity: epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment. It includes new chapters on celiac disease, food allergies, and iron, and provides expanded and updated chapters on international nutrition, including focused chapters on nutrition in low- and middle-income countries.

The text is divided into seven sections: General Concepts in Pediatric Nutrition, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Perinatal Nutrition, Obesity, Nutrition in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Nutritional Aspects of Specific Disease States, and Approach to Nutritional Support. The valuable and comprehensive appendices Nutritional Assessment, Nutritional Requirements, and Enteral Products have been retained and updated in the new edition.

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Manual of Pediatric Nutrition, 5th Edition
by Kendrin Sonneville, ScD and Christopher Duggan, MD

Our understanding of children s nutritional and dietary requirements, and of the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses, has grown exponentially, as has the research supporting an evidence-based approach in nutrition and dietetics. So too has the awareness that fostering a healthy environment for infants and children can have an impact lasting into adolescence and adulthood.

The 5th edition of the Manual of Pediatric Nutrition is a benchmark work that provides a practical basis of nutritional analysis and treatment for pediatricians, dietitians, house officers, fellows, and students. This comprehensive text breaks down the basics of nutritional assessment and reviews nutritional requirements in both sick and well children, providing updated information on the nutritional management of a wide range of pediatric clinical disorders. It also presents feeding guidelines for healthier infants, children, and adolescents.

The user of this manual will find:

  • Information on nutritional requirements in the form of DRIs, dietary guidelines, and food guidance systems
  • Appendices that provide conversion tables, information on drug nutrient interactions, and growth charts
  • Nutritional recommendations for healthy infants and children
  • Nutritional assessment guidelines for hospitalized children
  • Information on nutritional management for specific diseases

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Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less
by Mollie Katzen and Walter C. Willett, MD

Here's the dream team for healthy eating: Mollie Katzen is the author of the landmark Moosewood Cookbook and one of Health magazine's five "Women Who Changed the Way We Eat;" Dr. Walter Willett is the head of the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition. Together they've created a weight-loss plan that's not only easy to implement—with gradual shifts rather than quick fixes—but filled with delicious, enjoyable foods and more than one hundred of Mollie's fabulous recipes.

Mollie Katzen is one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time. Walter Willet, M.D., is the author of Eat, Drink, & Be Healthy, as well as a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical Management of Intestinal Failure
by Christopher P. Duggan, MD; Kathleen M. Gura, PharmD, Tom Jaksic, MD

A complex disease entity, intestinal failure (IF) has only recently become accepted as a distinct clinical syndrome. Improvements across a wide range of disciplinesÑincluding critical care and organ transplantation as well as surgical, medical, and nutritional therapiesÑhave led to a steady rise in survival and quality of life for patients with IF. Taking a current, multidisciplinary approach to their care, Clinical Management of Intestinal Failure offers intensive discussion of medical and nutritional issues in adults and children with intestinal failure. It addresses all facets of IF, including epidemiology, clinical presentation, intestinal rehabilitation, and transplantation.

Reflecting the diverse nature of IF clinical care and research, this book is written by a group of expert clinician scientists that includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and patients. They show how a multidisciplinary approach to patient care is instrumental in achieving optimal patient outcomes through more efficient lines of communication, improved monitoring of medications and their effects, detailed evaluation of growth parameters, and facilitation of the creative process that can lead to research breakthroughs.

Advancing the discipline of IF, this book summarizes the current state of the art of patient management as well as new developments in the science of tissue engineering, medical and surgical therapy, and transplantation.

Availble form Amazon.and CRC Press

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy
by W. Allan Walker, MD   

The Director of the Division of Nutrition, W. Allan Walker, MD, has published a book on nutrition for the expectant mother, Healthy Eating During Pregnancy.

No strict diets, no scary guidelines—just the essential nutrition expectant moms need to start their babies on the road to lifelong health All parents know that kids need nutritious foods as they grow. But new research confirms that what you eat during pregnancy can also profoundly affect the health of your baby when that baby becomes an adult—for better or for worse.

Endorsed by the Harvard Medical School and written by one of the world's leading experts in nutrition for pregnant women and babies, this guide offers more solid information and medically sound advice on prenatal nutrition than any other book on the market.

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Eat, Play, and Be Healthy
by W. Allan Walker, MD

With so much conflicting advice coming from the media, your friends, and parenting guides, it's hard to know whether you're making the right food choices for your kids. Written by W. Allan Walker, MD, a leading authority on pediatric nutrition and Director of the Division of Nutrition, Eat, Play, and Be Healthy provides answers to all your childhood nutrition questions--and much more.

Eat, Play, and Be Healthy shows you how to feed your children to ensure that their young bodies and minds enjoy full and healthy growth at every stage of development. Picking up where Dr. Walter C. Willett's international bestseller Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy left off, Dr, Walker shows how to apply the research-based Healthy Eating Pyramid to a child's unique needs. Drawing on his forty years of clinical research, as well as the latest scientific findings, he:
• Offers a scientifically proven alternative to the FDA food pyramid
• Helps you shape your kids' eating habits from the start
• Provides fun, delicious recipes for healthy foods kids will want to eat

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