Public Health and Community Nutrition

Public Health and Community Nutrition

Elizabeth Eilender

In Stock Date: 
10/02/2016
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606508695
Pages: 
98
Binding Type: 
Softcover

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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Elizabeth Eilender

Elizabeth Eilender

Elizabeth Eilender MS, RD, CDN has been teaching courses on health and nutrition for more than seven years, and holds graduate degrees in both clinical nutrition and journalism. She is currently an online adjunct instructor in the master’s degree program in nutrition education at American University in Washington, DC, where she teaches courses in both introductory and lifecycle nutrition.

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