Public Health Nutrition, 2nd Edition

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Book Description

In this second edition of the bestselling title from the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook series, Public Health Nutrition has been extensively revised to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-based knowledge and research.  Ground-breaking and comprehensive in both its scope and approach, Public Health Nutrition has been fully updated by an expert editorial team to cover the most recent changes in the field. It now offers a structured overview of the subject’s core concepts and considers public health nutrition tools and the application of intervention strategies.

Divided into five key sections, Public Health Nutrition contains a wealth of , including:

  • Public health nutrition concepts and assessment tools, and their application in light of the latest evidence.
  • Case studies to illustrate how best to apply the and evidence to policy and practice.
  • An examination of nutrition throughout the , and the relationship between diet and disease, including in relation to obesity, diabetes, cancer, as well as mental health.
  • The impact of environmental factors on public health.
  • Public health strategies, policies and approaches.

With a clear and concise structure, Public Health Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition, dietetics and other healthcare areas, as well as an invaluable practical guide for health professionals working within public health.

A supporting companion website featuring multiple-choice, short answer, and essay style questions is available at

Table of Contents

Part One: Public Health Nutrition Tools
Chapter 1: Introduction To Public Health Nutrition
Chapter 2: Concepts And Definitions Used In Public Health Nutrition
Chapter 3: Assessment Of Dietary Habits
Chapter 4: Assessment Of Nutritional Status In Public Health Nutrition Settings
Chapter 5: Food Composition
Chapter 6: Dietary Reference
Chapter 7: Assessment Of Activity

Part Two: Current State of Evidence
Chapter 8: Poor Dietary
Chapter 9: Minerals And Vitamins Of Current Concern
Chapter 10: Nutrition Pre-Conception And During Pregnancy
Chapter 11: Nutrition And Infant/Child Development
Chapter 12: Nutrition And Teenagers/Young Adults
Chapter 13: Nutrition In Older Adults

Part Three: Diet and Disease
Chapter 14: Obesity: Maternal
Chapter 15: Obesity: Childhood
Chapter 16: Cardiovascular Diseases: Sodium And Blood Pressure
Chapter 17: Carbohydrates And Metabolic Health
Chapter 18: Cardiovascular Disease: Dietary Fat Quality
Chapter 19: Diet And Cancer
Chapter 20: Bone Health
Chapter 21: Dental Health
Chapter 22: Mental Health And Cognitive Function

Part Four: Environmental Factors
Chapter 23: Obesogenic Neighbourhood Food Environments
Chapter 24: The Wider Environment And Its Effect On Dietary Behaviour

Part Five: Public Health Nutrition Strategies and Approaches
Chapter 25: Global And National Public Health Nutrition Approaches
Chapter 26: Developing Strategies In The Community
Chapter 27: Dietary Change And Evidence On How To Achieve This
Chapter 28: Evaluation Of Public Health Nutrition Interventions And Policies
Chapter 29: Considerations For Evaluation Of Public Health Nutrition Interventions In Diverse Communities

Book Details

  • Title: Public Health Nutrition, 2nd Edition
  • Length: 456 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-06-12
  • ISBN-10: 1118660978
  • ISBN-13: 9781118660973
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