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Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice, Second Edition (Hardback)
  • Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice, Second Edition (Hardback)

Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice, Second Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 624 Pages / Published: 05/10/2015
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This second edition of a bestseller, Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice focuses on the role of the federal government in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice. Beginning with an overview of public health principles, the book examines the application of nutritional policy to dietary guidance, health promotion, and the practice of public health nutrition.

Highlights of New Coverage in the Second Edition:

Legislation such as Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill); and proposals for the next Farm BillDiscussions of study designs, the SEED-SCALE model for health promotion, health disparities and health equity, worksite wellness, Let's Move!, and other initiativesImpact of the ACA on menu labeling policies, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act, and legislation regarding breastfeedingExamination of health disparities, demographic trends, and health literacy; sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; and the role of social media in tailored health communications2010 Dietary Guidelines with analysis of potential upcoming changes in 2015 Dietary Guidelines, Healthy Eating Index 2010, MyPlate, and Harvard Healthy Eating Plate Best Bones Forever! Campaign, text messaging for tailored health communication, and 4 Day Throw Away study assessing the use of social media for education regarding food safety

The book explores the importance of nutrition as a component of the broad field of public health. The authors review the principles of public health nutrition, examining nutritional epidemiology and programs that deal with health disparities, weight control challenges, and the needs of special populations. The text addresses the practice of public health nutrition through tools for conducting a food and nutrition assessment of a community, designing and carrying out a social marketing campaign, and developing large and small grant proposals.

Nutrition in Public Health provides an integrated view of nutrition needs and the policies and political mechanisms that affect the delivery of quality food and nutrition services. It gives students a thorough understanding of the federal government's role in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781466589940
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 1293 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 38 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


This work comprehensively reviews the role nutrition and dietary guidelines play in US public health initiatives... This is an excellent text to gain basic cross-knowledge of two intersecting fields; nutrition students will learn from the chapter on epidemiology, while public health professionals lacking a clinical background may benefit from the chapter on clinical complications (e.g., diabetes). This work is highly recommended for public health students and professionals, nutrition students, and other social sciences students.

--S. Leslie, Georgia State University

Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals. - CHOICE

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