Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach (with InfoTrac) / Edition 4

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COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION, FOURTH EDITION is the perfect text to introduce students to the program planning, policies, resources, and nutrition issues specific to community nutrition, providing an understanding of creating and implementing nutrition programs from various constituencies (elderly populations, children, impoverished populations, college students, etc.). Successful practitioners in community nutrition have proven to have a mind and skill set that opens them up to new ideas and ventures. Incorporating an entrepreneurial approach, this text encourages students to learn how to take risks, try new technologies, and use fresh approaches to improving the public's nutrition and health status. The text also delivers the core material important to those who will be active in solving community nutritional and health problems, including program delivery, nutrition education, nutrition assessment, and planning nutrition interventions. From the "Case Studies" to the "Community Learning Activities," students are provided with both practical advice and applications to support active learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534465810
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Marie A. Boyle is Adjunct Professor and former Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, and is editor of the new "Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition" for Haworth Press. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine, and received her MS and PhD in Nutrition from Florida State University. Marie Boyle is the author of two successful texts, PERSONAL NUTRITION, 6th Edition, coauthored with Sara Long (Thomson, 2007), and COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH, Fifth Edition, coauthored with Dr. David Holben (Cengage, 2010).

Dr. David H. Holben is Associate Professor and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Ohio University. He completed a B.S. in Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a dietetic internship at Detroit's Harper Hospital, a MA in Food Science and Nutrition/Food Service Management at Wayne State University, and both a MS and Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. He is the co-author of COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH, Fifth Edition (Cengage, 2010) and numerous scholarly works related to food security and hunger.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: COMMUNITY NUTRITIONISTS IN ACTION: WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY. 1. Opportunities and Challenges in Community Nutrition. 2. Assessing Community Resources. 3. Assessing the Target Population's Nutritional Status. 4. Principles of Epidemiology. 5. Understanding Food Security. Section II: COMMUNITY NUTRITIONISTS IN ACTION: UNDERSTANDING THE COMMUNITY NUTRITION LANDSCAPE. 6. A National Nutrition Agenda for the Public's Health. 7. The Art and Science of Policy Making. 8. Addressing the Obesity Epidemic: An Issue for Public Health Policy. 9. The Reality of Equity and Access in Health Care Section III: COMMUNITY NUTRITIONISTS IN ACTION: DELIVERING PROGRAMS. 10. Mothers and Infants: Nutrition Issues, Services, and Programs. 11. Children and Adolescents: Nutrition Issues, Services and Programs. 12. The Adult Years: Nutrition Issues, Services, and Programs. 13. Nurturing Global Awareness: International Nutrition Issues. Section IV: COMMUNITY NUTRITIONISTS IN ACTION: PLANNING NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS. 14. Program Planning for Success. 15. Designing Community Nutrition Interventions. 16. Gaining Cultural Competence in Community Nutrition. 17. Principles of Nutrition Education. 18. Marketing Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. 19. The Functions of Management. 20. Building Grantsmanship Skills.

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