Public Health Nutrition is a comprehensive, practice-based textbook for graduate and upper undergraduate students and community nutrition and public health professionals.
It provides readers with the principal understanding of how improving access to healthy foods at individual, local, regional and global levels as well as improving food security and sustainability can improve community health and combat non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, hunger and malnutrition, obesity, social injustice, and debilitating food environments.
Across diverse communities, this book not only directs readers' attention towards key public health nutrition-related challenges that affect rural and urban populations across the globe, it also adds critical thinking exercises, cases, and engaging discussion to advance application of evidence-based practice in the real world.Using an inter-professional approach and supported with evidence-based research in public health, nutritional science, and behavioral economics, this textbook covers how to plan health promotion programs and interventions in diverse communities, how to analyze and influence food policy, sustainability, and security initiatives, and how to address cultural competency, nutritional monitoring, professional development, and many other practice-based skills out in the field..
All chapters are complete with learning objectives, detailed case studies, discussion questions, learning activities for beyond the classroom, and a review of core topics covered.
Essential for public health students studying nutrition, public policy, social work, and other health science-related areas, the book presents a strategic context to real-world initiatives while employing an inter-professional outlook to tackle public health nutrition issues. Key FeaturesAddresses key public health nutrition-related challenges in working with rural, diverse, and global communities to improve outcomesInter-professional and evidence-based approaches to food and water systems, food security and food sovereigntyIncludes coverage of hot topics, such as telehealth, mHealth, collaborative grantsmanship, and innovative communication strategiesHighlights the aims of Healthy People 2030, Feed the Future, and Sustainability Development GoalsFosters skills and builds competencies related to community health needs assessment, problem solving and critical thinking, systems thinking, evidence-based public health practice, and leadershipChapters include case studies, suggested learning activities, reflection questions, an extensive glossary, and morePurchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices or computers