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Public Health Nutrition Mark Lawrence

Public Health Nutrition By Mark Lawrence

Public Health Nutrition by Mark Lawrence


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Explores and explains the theoretical underpinnings and applied nature of the field of public health nutrition. This book: presents a conceptual framework, explores groups for whom nutrition is especially relevant, examines issues including vulnerable populations, and, covers professional skills for public health practitioners.

Public Health Nutrition Summary

Public Health Nutrition by Mark Lawrence

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.

About Mark Lawrence

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

Foreword
Referees
Contributors
Preface
Acronyms and abbreviations

SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES
Overview
Introduction: Concepts and guiding principles
Knowledge
Reference standards and guidelines

SECTION 2: POPULATIONS
Overview
Mothers and infants
Children and adolescents
Older adults

SECTION 3: PRIORITIES
Overview
Economically, geographically and socially disadvantaged
Indigenous communities
Obesity prevention
International nutrition
Global developments in the food system

SECTION 4: PRACTICES
Overview
Monitoring the food and nutrition situation of populations
Physical activity
Research skills
Professional practice
Project management
Promotion and communication
Policy and politics

Acknowledgements
Index

Additional information

GOR006251002
9780335223206
0335223206
Public Health Nutrition by Mark Lawrence
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
20070416
496
N/A
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