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Public Health NutritionAuthor: Natalie Stein
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:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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