|About the book|
“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:
|About the authors|
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.
|Table of contents|
Acronyms and abbreviations
SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES
Introduction: Concepts and guiding principles
Reference standards and guidelines
SECTION 2: POPULATIONS
Mothers and infants
Children and adolescents
SECTION 3: PRIORITIES
Economically, geographically and socially disadvantaged
Global developments in the food system
SECTION 4: PRACTICES
Monitoring the food and nutrition situation of populations
Promotion and communication
Policy and politics