Research: Successful Approaches in Nutrition and Dietetics

Research: Successful Approaches in Nutrition and Dietetics
4th Ed.
2019 © Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Judith Beto, PhD, RDN; Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN
ISBN-13: 978-0-88091-946-3
eISBN-13: 978-0-88091-947-0
Nutrition & Dietetics, Health Education


For over 25 years, this highly respected resource has presented the evolving collective knowledge of the foremost research experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

From formulating hypotheses, research questions, and study design to ethical research conduct, writing proposals, and securing funding, this reference builds a strong research foundation, making research accessible for all readers.

Sections devoted to the key types of research and assessment methods used in the study of nutrition and dietetics offer in-depth coverage of new and different tools and methodologies, including:

  • • When and how to use qualitative research
  • • Observational and experimental research, including analytic nutrition epidemiology and guidelines for conducting clinical nutrition studies
  • • Integrative and translational research, including the value of systematic reviews and interdisciplinary research
  • • Evaluation and assessment methods, including survey research, dietary assessment methods, food composition analysis, appetite assessment, and more
  • • Research in expanding areas of practice—nutrigenomics, behavioral health, dietary supplements, food service management, community settings, integrative nutrition, and dietetics education

Evaluation and application of research findings are also addressed in chapters on statistical analysis, presentation of research data, and bridging research results into practice.

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"This is an update of a comprehensive book that defines quality nutrition research design and details nearly every step of the research process such as grant writing, study type selection, subject recruitment, developing hypotheses, nutrition assessment, and evaluation, nutrition outcome measures, etc. The previous edition was published in 2007."

-- Taylor Durkin, BS (University of Chicago Medical Center) Doody's Review


This book is intended for nutrition students, professors, and practitioners. The book targets those in nutritional sciences, clinical nutrition, and public health. The authors are both well-known nutrition scientists and registered dietitians who have served as research editors or editors-in-chief of nutrition science journals.

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