Public Health Nutrition: From Principles to Practice / Edition 1

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“At last! A book that approaches public health nutrition in a scholarly, scientific and evidence based manner that at the same time delivers the practical competencies and skills required by the professional Public Health Nutritionist.”

Elizabeth Belton, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, The Robert Gordon University

How can the nutritional health of populations be improved through action at local, national and global levels?

The work of public health nutritionists is to bring population-wide perspectives to the relationship between food and health. Systematically drawing on international research, Public Health Nutrition brings leading international practitioners together to explore and explain the theoretical underpinnings and applied nature of the field of public health nutrition. With contributions from the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA, this textbook reflects a major new contribution to the field.

The book is divided into the following four sections:

  • Principles: presents a conceptual framework, guiding principles, solutions, responsibilities and outcome measures, philosophical and evidential dimensions, standards and dietary guidelines.
  • Populations: explores groups for whom nutrition is especially relevant, providing analysis of the food and health relationship from physiological, social, cultural, political and economic perspectives.
  • Priorities: examines key issues including vulnerable populations, obesity, indigenous nutrition, international nutrition, food system trends and sustainability.
  • Practices: covers professional skills for public health practitioners including policy and politics, assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, research skills, project management, professional practice, health promotion and communication.

Public Health Nutrition is an essential resource for public health practitioners, researchers and administrators, as well as students of nutrition, dietetics and public health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335223206
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Lawrence is Senior Lecturer in food policy and regulation in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University. He is currently working with WHO in the Asia-Pacific region investigating the use of regulatory approaches to support obesity prevention programs in the context of the World Trade Organization Agreement.

Tony Worsley is Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Sciences' Nutrition Committee; and he is a Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) Scientific Fellow. He is Co-Executive Editor of Appetite and Editor in Chief of the International Journal for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Basil S. Hetzel     v
Referees     xi
Contributors     xiii
Preface   Mark Lawrence   Tony Worsley     xvii
Overview   Agneta Yngve     1
Concepts and guiding principles   Mark Lawrence   Tony Worsley     5
Knowledge   Mark L. Wahlqvist     28
Reference standards and guidelines   Mark Lawrence   Aileen Robertson     39
Overview   Simone French     71
Mothers and infants   Jane Scott   Doris Campbell   Michael Davies     74
Children and adolescents   Johannes Brug   Knut-Inge Klepp     100
Older adults   Wendy Hunter   Monique Raats   Margaret Lumbers     127
Overview   Barrie Margetts     149
Economically, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities   Gate Burns   Sharon Friel   Steven Cummins     153
Indigenous communities   Malcolm Riley   Leisa McCarthy     176
Obesity prevention   Boyd Swinburn   Colin Bell     201
International nutrition   Ian Darnton-Hill   Mickey Chopra     223
Global developments in the food system   Philip McMichael     247
Overview   Roger Hughes     265
Monitoring the food and nutrition situation of populations   Ingrid Rutishauser   Karen Webb   Geoffrey Marks     273
Physical activity   Anna Timperio   Clare Hume   Julie Saunders   Jo Salmon     303
Research skills   Sarah McNaughton   Kylie Ball   David Crawford     327
Professional practice   Heather Yeatman   Andrea Begley     352
Project management   Martin Caraher   Gill Cowburn   John Coveney     389
Promotion and communication   Tony Worsley     422
Policy and politics   Mark Lawrence     450
Acknowledgements     477
Index     478
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