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Author Eilender, Elizabeth, author
Title Public health and community nutrition / Elizabeth Eilender
Imprint New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2016
book jacket
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (xix, 88 pages) : illustrations
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Series Nutrition and dietetics practice collection
Nutrition and dietetics practice collection
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Assessing the nutrition status of Americans -- 2. Food insecurity in the United States -- 3. Health literacy -- 4. Cultural competence -- 5. Federal food and nutrition assistance programs -- 6. Nutrition education -- Additional resources -- Key terms -- Index
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Poor quality dietary habits are one of the most pressing public health concerns of our time. As a society, we are faced with the paradox of malnutrition and overconsumption existing side-by-side. Many people in our communities deal with the stark reality of food insecurity coupled with a reliance on inexpensive, nutrient-poor calories that contribute to the nationwide prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. As a resource for both students and practitioners, Public Health and Community Nutrition provides an overview of how social determinants of health--socioeconomic factors that influence a population's or an individual's well-being--contribute to the existence of health disparities in the United States. Now more than ever, diet and health experts are needed to address these 21st-century public health challenges that require specific professional competencies related to nutritional assessment, knowledge of food assistance and support options, and nutrition education skills that are appropriate for targeted audiences
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Link Print version: 9781606508695
Subject Community health services -- United States
Nutrition policy -- United States
Nutrition extension work -- United States
Community Health Services
Nutrition Policy
United States
community nutrition
cultural competence
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
food assistance
food deserts
health disparities
health equity
health literacy
Healthy People 2020
nutrition education
public health
social determinants of health
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