Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach

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Thomson Wadsworth Learning, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 737 pages
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COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION, FIFTH EDITION introduces the program planning, policies, resources, and nutrition issues specific to community nutrition and provides an understanding of creating and implementing nutrition programs from various constituencies (elderly populations, children, impoverished populations, college students, etc.). Successful practitioners in community nutrition have proven to have a mind and skill set that opens them up to new ideas and ventures. Incorporating an entrepreneurial approach, this book helps readers learn how to take risks, try new technologies, and use fresh approaches to improving the public's nutrition and health status. The book also delivers the core material important to those who will be active in solving community nutritional and health problems, including program delivery, nutrition education, nutrition assessment, and planning nutrition interventions.

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About the author (2010)

Dr. Marie Boyle received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University. She is author of PERSONAL NUTRITION and coauthor of COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH. Dr. Boyle is a professor of nutrition, chairperson of the Foods and Nutrition Department, and director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She also teaches online distance courses in public health nutrition for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her other professional activities include membership in the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, as well as serving as an author and reviewer for the latter two organizations. She coauthored the current position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Nations, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition from Taylor & Francis Publishers.

Dr. David H. Holben is Associate Professor and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Ohio University, Athens. He completed a BS in Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a dietetic internship at Detroit's Harper Hospital, an MA in Food Science and Nutrition/Food Service Management at Wayne State University, and both an MS and PhD in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. Dr. Holben studies food access of individuals and families, especially as it is related to health. He is the author of numerous scholarly works related to food security and hunger and co-author of COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH. Dr. Holben teaches courses in Community Nutrition, Introductory and Advanced Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Therapy, and Research Methods. He is active within the American Dietetic Association at the national, state, and local levels.

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