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Public Health Nutrition 2e

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In this second edition of the bestselling title from the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook series, Public Health Nutrition has been extensively revised to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-based knowledge and research. Ground-breaking and comprehensive in both its scope and approach, Public Health Nutrition has been fully updated by an expert editorial team to cover the most recent changes in the field. It now offers a structured overview of the subject's core concepts and considers public health nutrition tools and the application of intervention strategies.Divided into five key sections, Public Health Nutrition contains a wealth of information, including:* Public health nutrition concepts and assessment tools, and their application in light of the latest evidence.* Case studies to illustrate how best to apply the theory and evidence to policy and practice.* An examination of nutrition throughout the lifecycle, and the relationship between diet and disease, including in relation to obesity, diabetes, cancer, as well as mental health.* The impact of environmental factors on public health.* Public health strategies, policies and approaches.With a clear and concise structure, Public Health Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition, dietetics and other healthcare areas, as well as an invaluable practical guide for health professionals working within public health.A supporting companion website featuring multiple-choice, short answer, and essay style questions is available at

List of contents

ContributorsSeries ForewordPrefaceAbout the companion websiteSection 1: Public Health Nutrition Tools1 Introduction to Public Health NutritionMartin Wiseman2 Concepts and definitions used in public healthEric Brunner and Ailsa Welch3 Assessment of dietary habits (individuals and populations)Marga Ocke and Emma Foster4 Anthropometric AssessmentH. David McCarthy5 Food CompositionMark Roe, Jenny Plumb, Ruth Charrondierre and Paul Finglas6 DRVs dietary guidelinesPeter J Aggett7 Assessment of physical activityUlf EkelundSection 2: Current State of Evidence8 Poor dietary patternsJudy Buttriss and Anna Nugent9 Minerals and vitamins of current concernIronPeter AggettIodineMargaret Rayman and Sarah BathVitamin ALiz Johnson and Emily Mohan10 Nutrition pre-conception and during pregnancySara Stanner11 Nutrition and infant/child developmentAlison M Lennox12 Nutrition and teenagers/young adultsElisabeth Weichselbaum13 Nutrition and Older AdultsJohanna Dwyer, Ashley LaBrier and Clare CorishSection 3: Diet and Disease14 Obesity: maternalDebbie M Smith, Tracey Mills and Christine Furber15 Obesity: childhoodLaura Stewart, Jenny Gillespie and Taryn Young16 Cardiovascular Disease: Sodium and Blood PressurePaul Elliott and Linda Oude Griep17 Cardiovascular Disease: Dietary fat qualityTom Sanders18 Cardiovascular Disease: Carbohydrate qualityVictoria Burley19 CancerFara Naja and Lara Nasreddine20 Bone HealthLouise R. Wilson, Andrea L. Darling and Susan A. Lanham-New21 Dental healthAnja Heilmann and Richard G Watt22 Mental Health and Cognitive FunctionIronPaul SharpCaffeinePeter RogersB VitaminsHelen McNultyPhysical activityKen FoxSection 4: Environmental Factors23 Obesogenic EnvironmentsAmelia Lake, Tim Townshend and Tom Burgoine24 The wider environment and its effect on dietary behaviourBridget Benelam and Judy ButtrissSection 5: Public Health Nutrition Strategies and Approaches25 Global and National PHN ApproachesFrancesco Branca and Cassandra Ellis26 Developing strategies in the communityJanet E Cade, Charlotte E.L. Evans and Jayne Hutchinson27 Dietary Change and Evidence on How to Achieve ThisJanice L. Thompson28 Evaluation of PHN interventions and policiesAilsa Welch and Richard PG Hayhoe29 Considerations for evaluation of PHN interventions in diverse communitiesBasma EllahiIndex

About the author

Professor Judith L Buttriss, Director General, British Nutrition Foundation, UK.

Dr Ailsa A Welch, Reader in Nutritional Epidemiology, University of East Anglia, UK.

Dr John M Kearney, Lecturer, Epidemiology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland.

Professor Susan A Lanham-New, Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey, UK.


In this second edition of the bestselling title from the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook series, Public Health Nutrition has been extensively revised to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-based knowledge and research.

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