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Monday, September 29, 2008

Public Health Nutrition - From principles to practice

Edited by Mark Lawrence & Tony Worsley
1741751020    2008    P
B     Allen & Unwin  512pp 
 Single Colour 7 x 9 "   Rs. 695.00

Description: 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, in Public Health Nutrition leading international practitioners present both the theoretical underpinnings and applied nature of the field of public health nutrition. The book is peer reviewed and divided into four sections: • Principles - presents conceptual frameworks, 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, the nutritional transition, food system trends and sustainability • Practices - covers professional skills for public health practitioners including monitoring the food and nutrition situation of populations, physical activity, research skills, project management, professional practice, health promotion and communication, policy and politics.

Principles • Concepts and guiding principles • Knowledge • Reference standards and guidelines • Populations • Overview • Mothers and infants • Children and adolescents • Older adults •Priorities • Overview • Economically, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities • Indigenous communities • Obesity prevention • International nutrition • Global developments in the food system • Practices •  Overview • Monitoring the food and nutrition situation of populations • Physical activity •  Research skills •  Professional practice • Project Management •  Promotion and communication •  Policy and politics

About the editors: Mark Lawrence BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Nut & Diet, Grad Dip Epidem and Biostats, M.Sc, PhD is Associate Professor in Public Health Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University. He is a steering committee member for the New Nutrition Science project and a member of the drafting committee for the constitution of the World Public Health Nutrition Association. Tony Worsley BSc (Hons) PhD is Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University.

Target Audience:  Public Health Nutrition is an essential resource for public health practitioners, researchers and administrators, as well as students of nutrition, dietetics and public health wishing to obtain advanced and specialised competencies.

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