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Nutrition Promotion
Theories and methods, systems and settings

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ISBN 9781741752410
Published November 1, 2008 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

Affluenza in developed societies is damaging our health, leading to increasing rates of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Growth in individual food consumption is also threatening ecological sustainability. More than ever before, dieticians, nutritionists, and other health professionals need to promote healthy eating to the general public.

Nutrition Promotion sets nutrition education firmly in a public health context, showing that nutrition promotion is most effective when targeted to particular population groups. Tony Worsley presents the history, theory and methods of nutrition promotion, and provides practical applications in a variety of settings and age groups.

Drawing on international theory and research, and with international case studies and examples, Nutrition Promotion is an essential text for students and professionals in nutrition studies and dietetics, health promotion and public health programs.

'Finally we have a book on nutrition promotion from a public health perspective that integrates food systems, theoretical health behavior change models, evaluation methods, applications across settings and sectors, and provides practical examples from different countries.' - Professor Mary Story, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

'A timely and considered book. It follows in that great tradition of public health nutrition by providing a basis for analysis, but takes it a step further by helping the reader make the transition to action.' - Martin Caraher, Reader in Food and Health Policy, City University London

Table of Contents


1 Introduction: The aims of nutrition promotion

2 Nutrition promotion in the food system

3 Food consumers

4 Nutrition problems and solutions

5 Theories and dietary change: Individual-level theories

6 Theories and dietary change: Environmental models

7 Change methods: Designs and evaluation

8 Community nutrition promotion programs

9 Nutrition promotion for children and young adults

10 Nutrition promotion at worksites

11 Hospital and health service-based programs

12 Nutrition promotion in the retail sector

13 Nutrition communication in the media



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Professor Tony Worsley is Professor of Public Health at the University of Wollongong. He was formerly Senior Research Advisor at the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. He was co-founding editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, and co-executive editor of Appetite. He is co-editor of Public Health Nutrition.