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Nutrition in Public Health, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Sari Edelstein, PhD, RDN, Professor, Retired, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284104691
  • Paperback    488 pages      © 2018
Price: $148.95 US List
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Thoroughly revised and updated, Nutrition in Public Health explores the complex, multifaceted array of programs and services that exist in the United States today that are dedicated to bettering population health through improved nutrition. The Fourth Edition explores the subject by first considering how nutrition fits into public health and then by examining policymaking, assessment and intervention methods, special populations, food security, and program management.

Features & Benefits

  • NEW - Includes a new chapter on Grantwriting
  • NEW - New Case Studies, added to each chapter, help reinforce key concepts an apply them to real-world scenarios
  • UPDATED - An updated chapter flow better alligns to course offerings 
  • Learning Objectives establish the chapter’s desired outcomes to the reader
  • Issues for Discussion questions allow readers to apply what has been learned in each chapter and assess their understanding of the content
Chapter  1  Applying Nutrition Science to the Public’s Health
Chapter  2  Nutritional Epidemiology: An Introduction
Chapter  3  Creating Public Policy and Advocating for Nutrition Policies
Chapter  4  Role of the Federal Agencies in Public Health Nutrition
Chapter   5  Community Needs Assessment
Chapter  6  Planning and Evaluating Nutrition Services for the Community
Chapter  7  Serving Those at Highest Nutritional Risk
Chapter  8  Intervening to Change the Public’s Eating Behavior
Chapter  9  Growing a Healthier Nation: Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition with an Emphasis on Childhood Overweight
Chapter  10  Importance of Public Health Nutrition Programs in Preventing Disease and Promoting Adult Health
Chapter  11  Promoting Older Adult Nutrition
Chapter  12  Providing Nutrition Services in Public Health Primary Care
Chapter  13  Food Security and Adequate Food Access for the Public
Chapter  14  Safeguarding the Food Supply and Securing the Food Supply
Chapter  15  Grant Writing in Public Health Nutrition
Chapter  16  Staffing, Managing, and Leading Public Health Nutrition Personnel
Chapter  17  Leveraging Nutrition Education through the Public Health Team
Chapter  18  Networking for Nutrition and Earning Administrative Support
Chapter  19  Marketing Nutrition Programs and Services
Chapter  20  Striving for Excellence and Envisioning the Future
Appendix  A  Helpful Nutrition Web Sites
Appendix  B  State Health Department Web Sites
Appendix  C  Comprehensive Case Studies
Appendix  D  List of Abbreviations

Sari Edelstein, PhD, RDN-Professor, Retired, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College

Dr. Edelstein is currently retired.  Her previous position was of Associate Professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Simmons College. She taught 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: 9781284104691

Case Studies
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank
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