Nutrition in public health; principles, policies, and practice

Nutrition in public health; principles, policies, and practice

Nutrition in public health; principles, policies, and practice.

Spark, Arlene.

CRC / Taylor & Francis

2007

552 pages

$119.95

Hardcover

TX360

The purpose of Spark (Hunter College) in writing this book was to provide public health professionals with an overview of the field of public health nutrition, with a focus on the US government’s role in determining nutrition policy and practice. She covers the principles of the field in chapters discussing the population of the United States, nutritional epidemiology, food and nutrition surveys for monitoring public health, programs to reduce disparities in the prevalence of diet-related chronic disease, weight control challenges and solutions, and special populations issues. She then discusses food and nutrition politics, policy, and legislation in the United States and the federal government’s food and nutrition guidance systems. Finally, she addresses the practice of public health nutrition in five chapters that present the tools for conducting a food and nutrition assessment of a community, designing and carrying out a social marketing campaign, writing grant proposals, and creating programs to promote food security and ensure the safety of the food supply.

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