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Nutrition in Public Health, Third Edition

Author(s): Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College
  • ISBN-13: 9780763777913
  • Paperback    428 pages      © 2011
Price: $185.95 US List
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Nutrition in Public Health, Third Edition defines the state of public health nutrition and the services offered in the United States today. It provides readers with a description of public health in the U.S. through data and expertise from relevant contributing authors, and discusses the active services and service agencies that are available to manage today’s health issues.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Addition of a nutritional epidemiology chapter
  • Environmental and economic concerns of today
  • Updated material in these areas:
    • Dietary Guidelines 2010
    • Food Stamp Program is now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    • WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program) is now the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
  • Food security in global terms (due to the new concept of terrorism)
  • World hunger and the implications to public health nutrition (as the US is called upon for more assistance to other nations)
  • Public health nutrition and fitness in America; programs and services (due to the recognized obesity epidemic)

Features & Benefits

  • Chapter information is evidence-based. Includes the latest statistical information on all topics presented; the presentation of current statistics is available in updated charts and graphs.
  • Cultural differences that involve the nutrition and health differences and similarities among ethnic groups are discussed throughout the text.
  • “Issues for Discussion” are found at the end of each chapter; these elicit original thought and understanding of problems found throughout public health.
  • Pertinent websites are provided for use as students work through the material presented as an added resource.
  • Key Terms are presented as sidebars throughout the chapters assist with new terminology and concepts.
  • Instructor Powerpoints have been revamped and improved.
Part  I  Applying Nutrition in Public Health
  Chapter  1  Understanding the Role of Nutrition in Public Health Service
  Chapter  2  Applying Nutrition Science to the Public’s Health
Part  II  Assessing and Intervening in the Community’s Nutrition Needs
  Chapter  3  Community Needs Assessment
  Chapter  4  Reaching Out to Those at Highest Nutritional Risk
  Chapter  5  Addressing Overweight in Children: A Public Health Perspective
  Chapter  6  Intervening to Change the Public’s Eating Behavior
Part  III  Shaping the Policies that Affect the Public’s Health
  Chapter  7  Creating Public Policy
  Chapter  8  Advocating and Influencing Health and Nutrition Policies
  Chapter  9  The Role of the USDA in Public Health Nutrition
Part  IV  Promoting the Public’s Nutritional Health
  Chapter  10  Growing a Healthier Nation: Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition
  Chapter  11  The Importance of Public Health Nutrition Programs in Preventing Disease and Promoting Adult Health
  Chapter  12  Assuring Nutrition Services for Older Adults
  Chapter  13  Providing Nutrition Services in Public Health
  Chapter  14  The Baby Boomers: Identification of Wellness Needs
  Chapter  15  Maintaining Nutrition and Food Service Standards in Group Care
Part  V  Protecting the Public’s Nutritional Health
  Chapter  16  Safeguarding the Food Supply
  Chapter  17  Food Security and Adequate Food Access for the Public
  Chapter  18  Security of the Food Supply and Bioterrorism Preparedness
Part  VI  Managing the System
  Chapter  19  Planning and Evaluating Nutrition Services for the Community
  Chapter  20  Managing Data
  Chapter  21  Managing Money
Part  VII  Mobilizing Personnel
  Chapter  22  Staffing Public Health Nutrition Programs and Services
  Chapter  23  Managing Public Health Nutrition Personnel
  Chapter  24  Leveraging Nutrition Education through the Public Health Team
Part  VIII  Surviving in a Competitive World
  Chapter  25  Networking for Nutrition
  Chapter  26  Marketing Nutrition Programs and Services
  Chapter  27  Earning Administrative Support
  Chapter  28  Striving for Excellence and Envisioning the Future
  Appendix  A  Helpful Nutrition Websites
  Appendix  B  State Health Department Websites
  Appendix  C  Learning Activities

Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD-Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College

Dr. Edelstein's present position is as Associate Professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Simmons College. She presently teaches both Food Science and Food service classes.  Before coming to Simmons College, Dr. Edelstein has previously been in private practice and has served as a hospital Food Service Director and Chief Dietitian.

She is the author of many research articles, inclusive of topics on ethics, yoga, the glycemic index, and athletic performance as well as the author or editor of books, which include:
The Healthy Young Child, Wadsworth Publishing, 1995;
Nutrition in Public Health, Second Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005;
Nutrition: Rapid References for Nurses, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007;
Managing Food and Nutrition Services for the Hospitality, Culinary and Nutrition Professions, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007;
Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2008.

Education Background
BS Florida State University
MS Florida International University
PhD University of Florida

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ISBN-13: 9780763777913

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