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Public health and community nutrition / Elizabeth Eilender.

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Subject: Community health services > United States.
Nutrition policy > United States.
Nutrition extension work > United States.
Community Health Services.
Nutrition Policy.
United States.
Genre: Libros electronicos.

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  • ISBN: 9781606508701
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 88 pages) : illustrations.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Abstract: 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.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed on March 4, 2017).
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