A ground breaking text in the developing field of public health nutrition.'

from the foreword by Basil S. Hetzel

At last! A book that approaches public health nutrition in a scholarly, scientific and evidence based manner that at the same time delivers the practical competencies and skills required by the professional Public Health Nutritionist.'

Elizabeth Belton, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, The Robert Gordon University.

How can the nutritional health of populations be improved through action at local, national and global levels?

The work of public health nutritionists is to bring population-wide perspectives to the relationship between food and health. Systematically drawing on international research, in Public Health Nutrition leading international practitioners present both the theoretical underpinnings and applied nature of the field of public health nutrition. The book is peer reviewed and divided into four sections:

* Principles - presents conceptual frameworks, solutions, responsibilities and outcome measures, philosophical and evidential dimensions, standards and dietary guidelines.

* Populations - explores groups for whom nutrition is especially relevant, providing analysis of the food and health relationship from physiological, social, cultural, political and economic perspectives.

* Priorities - examines key issues including vulnerable populations, obesity, indigenous nutrition, international nutrition, the nutritional transition, food system trends and sustainability.

* Practices - covers professional skills for public health practitioners including monitoring the food and nutrition situation of populations, physical activity, research skills, project management, professional practice, health promotion and communication, policy and politics.

Public Health Nutrition is an essential resource for public health practitioners, researchers and administrators, as well as students of nutrition, dietetics and public health wishing to obtain advanced and specialised competencies.

Foreword (Basil Hetzel)


SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES (Section editor: Agneta Yngve Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

1: Concepts and guiding principles (Mark Lawrence and Tony Worsley Deakin University, Australia)

2: Knowledge (Mark L. Wahlqvist Monash University, Australia)

3: Reference standards and guidelines (Mark Lawrence and Aileen Robertson Suhr's, Denmark)

SECTION 2: POPULATIONS (Section editor: Simone A. French University of Minnesota, USA)

4: Mothers and infants (Jane Scott, Doris Campbell Glasgow University, UK and Michael Davies)

5: Children and adolescents (Hans Brug Erasmus University, Holland and Knut-Inge Klepp University of Oslo, Norway)

6: Older adults (Wendy Hunter, Monique Raats, and Margaret Lumbers University of Surrey, UK)

SECTION 3: PRIORITIES (Section editor: Barrie Margetts Southampton University, UK)

7: Economically, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities (Cate B