Public Health Nutrition Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Nutrition in Public Health
Principles, Policies, and Practice
by Arlene Spark

Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice provides an overview of the field and focuses on the role of the Federal Government in determining nutrition policy and practice.

The book examines trends in the US population and nutritional epidemiology. It considers programs to help reduce disparities in the prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases among various populations, as well as a detailed chapter on obesity with discussions on global impact and cost, pediatric obesity, and the impact of socioeconomic status and ethnicity.

Specific information is included on breastfeeding mothers, HIV/AIDS, and prison inmates.


  • Discusses socioeconomic, cultural, and health issues in urban areas, especially among emerging majority and ethnic populations
  • Presents opposing views on the conflicting interests of the USDA and DHHS
  • Provides guidelines and instruction for securing food supply safety in the event of an emergency
  • Analyzes cutting-edge legislation regarding functional foods, food labeling, and health claim regulations
  • Features specific skill-building tools related to grant writing, coalition building, and public relations
  • Includes reference lists, critical thinking questions, and quick reference tables


Nutrition in Public Health

  • Public Health
  • Nutrition in Public Health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition
  • Government's Role in Nutrition in Public Health
  • Nutrition in Public Health - the Book

Preventing Disease or Promoting Health?

  • Brief Review of the History of Public Health
  • Disease Prevention
  • Current Health Behaviors of the U.S. Adult Population
  • Disease Promotion
  • History of Health Promotion
  • Health Promotion in its Current Incarnation
  • Public Policy
  • Health Promotion and Universal Health Care
  • Role of the Individual in Public Health
  • A New Definition of Public Health's Role

The U.S. Population - Looking Forward from the Past

  • Minority Populations, Immigration, and Migration
  • The U.S. Census Bureau
  • Census Information Online
  • U.S. Population Projections to 2050

Nutritional Epidemiology

  • Study Designs in Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Observation
  • Technical Support

Food and Nutrition Surveys for Monitoring the Public's Health

  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • Nutrition Monitoring Activities by USDA

Prevalence of Diet-Related Chronic Disease: Disparities and Programs to Reduce Them

  • The Leading Diet-Related Chronic Diseases
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes in Children
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Cancer

Weight Control: Challenges and Solutions

  • Defining Overweight and Obesity
  • Prevalence
  • Surveys
  • Children
  • The Impact on Public Health
  • The Costs of Overweight and Obesity
  • The Global Picture
  • The Nutrition Transition and its Repercussions
  • Environmental Determinants of Overweight and Obesity
  • U.S. Agricultural Policies
  • Advertising
  • Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity
  • Food Insecurity, Energy Density, and Weight
  • The Food Environment
  • Obesity Prevention

Special Populations

  • Breastfeeding Mothers and Breastfeeding Infants
  • Prison Inmates

Cultural Competence

  • What is Cultural Competence?
  • Why is Cultural Competence Important?
  • Current and Projected Demographic Changes in the U.S
  • Legislative, Regulatory, and Accreditation Mandates
  • Nutrition Staff Development
  • Foodways of the Major Ethnic/Racial Groups in the U.S.

Food and Nutrition Politics, Policy, and Legislation

  • Making Policy
  • Types of Food and Nutrition Policy
  • U.S. Farm Policy and Health
  • Taking Action

Food and Nutrition Guidance

  • History of Federal Food and Nutrition Guidance
  • Current Federal Food, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Guidance
  • isease Prevention Guidance from Federal and Voluntary Health Organizations

Food and Nutrition Assessment of the Community

  • Community Assessment
  • Conducting an Assessment
  • Geographic Information Systems

Promoting Food Security

  • Parsing "Food Security"
  • Poverty in the U.S.
  • Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-income Populations
  • Hunger and Food Insecurity in the U.S
  • Nutrition Assistance Programs
  • Nongovernment, Nonprofit Organizations

Social Marketing and Other Mass Communication Techniques

  • Social Marketing
  • Tailored Health Communication

Food Safety and Defense

  • Safety, Wholesomeness, and Labeling
  • States and Territories
  • Critique of the Food Safety Regulatory Apparatus
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Numbers of Outbreaks and Cases
  • Emergency Management
  • Bioterroism
  • Disaster Response

Grants to Support Initiatives in Public Health Nutrition

  • Funding Sources
  • Grant Application Mechanisms
  • Grant Applications


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Nutrition in Public Health
Principles, Policies, and Practice
by Arlene Spark

2007 • 576 pages • $118.95 + shipping
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