Nutrition in Public Health: Edition 4

Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Thoroughly revised and updated, Nutrition in Public Health explores the complex, multifaceted array of programs and services that exist in the United States today that are dedicated to bettering population health through improved nutrition. The Fourth Edition explores the subject by first considering how nutrition fits into public health and then by examining policymaking, assessment and intervention methods, special populations, food security, and program management.
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Professor, Retired, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Simmons College

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Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Published on
Feb 25, 2017
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Pages
500
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ISBN
9781284143621
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
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