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Public Health Nutrition
Principles and Practice in Community and Global Health

Author(s): Natalie Stein, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Program in Public Health, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • ISBN-13: 9781449692049
  • Paperback    528 pages      © 2015
Price: $123.95 US List
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Issues related to nutrition are among the most pressing public health concerns in modern times. Worldwide, nearly 1 billion individuals are undernourished, with over a billion more individuals deficient in protein or one or more essential micronutrients. Malnutrition plays a role in in more than half of all childhood deaths. Effects of malnutrition include mortality, decreased economic productivity,  morbidities, such as blindness and stunting, and development of chronic diseases.

Conversely, overnutrition has emerged as current and growing threat to the world's health. Two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and 35 percent of the world's population are overweight. Two-thirds of the world's population living in countries where more people die from overnutrition than undernutrition. Chronic diseases are similarly of concern, with heart disease, cancer, and other diet-related chronic diseases among the leading causes of death in the world.

This book is a comprehensive introduction to Public Health Nutrition, and has a unique balance, focusing on the health of communities and nations, and presenting the most significant public health nutrition problems and solutions worldwide. It presents key concepts in public health nutrition and presents case studies from the United States and world, and from across all life stages, to illustrate  these concepts. Designed for MPH programs, this book will prepare students to become successful global public health professionals, with a clear understanding of the critical need for public health nutrition programs around the globe. Unlike other texts of its kind, Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice in Community and Global Health includes a unique explanation of nutritional science as it relates to public health. Readers will come away with a solid understanding of nutrition and public health infrastructure, enabling them to be more effective in improving public health nutrition.

With 24 chapters divided into 6 parts, this book covers:

  • Nutrition around the World
  • Policy and Public Health Nutrition
  • Hunger and Malnutrition
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Nutritional Scenes in Developing Nations
  • Nutrition and the Environment

Features & Benefits

  • A global focus ties in current topics from around the world with examples from the U.S., industrialized and developing nations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Austalia.
  • Addresses the increased rates of obesity and chronic disease from a global and community health perspective
  • Each chapter opens with a case study presenting a public health nutrition problem and approach
  • Provides in-depth examples, such as the school lunch programs in India and Japan, development of community-based health systems in Thailand, and breastfeeding promotion initiatives in Ghana
  • Instructor resources include PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Test Bank, and Instructor Manual
  Part  I  Introduction to Public Health Nutrition
    Chapter  1  Overview of Public Health Nutrition
    Chapter  2  Nutritional Epidemiology: Introduction and Applications in Cardiovascular Disease
    Chapter  3  Theories of Behavior Change and Their Application to Public Health Nutrition
    Chapter  4  The Food Environment and Prepared Foods
  Part  II  Global and Community Aspects of Undernutrition
    Chapter  5  Food Insecurity and Hunger in Developing Nations
    Chapter  6  Formative Research Approaches to Undernutrition
    Chapter  7  The Role of National Community-Based Programs in Improving Nutritional Status in Thailand
  Part  III  Infant and Young Child Nutrition: Foundations of a Healthy Population
    Chapter  8  Infant and Young Child Feeding: Strategies and Lessons Learned in Bangladesh
    Chapter  9  Global Perspectives on the Promotion, Protection, and Support of Breastfeeding
    Chapter  10  Infant and Young Child Feeding in Low-Resource Communities: Case Studies from Ghana, West Africa
    Chapter  11  Nutrition of Women and Children: Focus on HIV/AIDS and Ghana
    Chapter  12  Pneumonia in Severely Malnourished Children in Developing Countries: Public Health Nutrition Approaches to Prevention and Early Treatment
    Chapter  13  Diarrheal Diseases and Severe Malnutrition among Children in Developing Countries
  Part  IV  Public Health Nutrition for Children and Adults
    Chapter  14  Food Insecurity: Meeting Children’s Nutrient Needs in Industrialized Nations
    Chapter  15  Nutritional Needs of Children and School Lunch Programs Worldwide
    Chapter  16  Prevention of Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents
    Chapter  17  Meeting Adult Nutritional Needs through Public Health Programs
  Part  V  Obesity and Chronic Diseases: Global and Community Public Health Approaches
    Chapter  18  Obesity: An Ecologic Perspective on Challenges and Solutions
    Chapter  19  Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: A Global Public Health Concern
    Chapter  20  Hypertension in the African-American Community in the Southern United States
    Chapter  21  Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Nutritional Perspective on a Global Public Health Issue
  Part  VI  Community and Global Public Health Nutrition in a Changing World
    Chapter  22  Global Changes in Diet and Physical Activity: The Nutrition Transition
    Chapter  23  Food Policies in a Changing Nutrition Landscape: Assessing Child Nutrition in Pastoralist Communities in Africa
    Chapter  24  Telehealth, Telemedicine, eHealth and mHealth in Nutrition Programs
Appendix  1  Millennium Development Goals and Targets
Appendix  2  Selected Healthy People 2020 Objectives
Appendix  3  Core Competencies of Public Health Professionals
Appendix  4  Resources

Natalie Stein, MS, MPH-Assistant Professor, Program in Public Health, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449692049

Additional Resources for Instructors
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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