It is essential for nursing students to understand how nutrition influences a patient's health and wellness. To provide optimal patient-centered nursing, they need to be educated in the assessment, planning, and implementation of nutritional care. Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice gives student nurses a practical and valuable nutrition foundation to better serve their clients. The eighth edition reflects the latest research in evidenced-based practice and nutrition recommendations, while maintaining its focus on nursing process. Unfolding case studies have been added to emphasis how nutrition is integrated in many aspects of nursing care.