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Food, nutrition and health

Author: Linda Tapsell
Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Food, Nutrition and Health takes a holistic approach to the study of food, nutrition and the lifecycle. It canvases the full spectrum of issues relevant to food, nutrition and health, while providing a clear framework for understanding and working with nutrition science by gradually building up a knowledge base and setting it in practice contexts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Tapsell
ISBN: 9780195518344 0195518349
OCLC Number: 859744722
Description: xxvii, 405 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. An introduction to nutrition --
Food and health : a biological perspective --
Applying nutrition principles in the lifecycle --
Nutrition in a social and environmental context : an introduction --
pt. 2. Food and health : a biological perspective --
Food : the primary source of energy and nutrients --
Extending knowledge on food components --
Categorising foods in terms of nutrient content --
Categorising foods in terms of healthy diets : cuisines, dietary patterns and dietary guidelines --
pt. 3. Applications of nutrition throughout the human lifecycle --
Nutrition during the lifecycle : pregnancy and lactation --
Nutrition during the lifecycle : infancy and childhood --
Nutrition during the lifecycle : the prevention of chronic disease in adulthood --
Nutrition during the lifecycle : nutrition needs of older adults --
Dietary assessment, food databases and dietary modelling --
pt. 4. Food and nutrition policy and practice --
Food and nutrition policy and frameworks --
Locations of nutrition practice --
Future directions in nutrition.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Tapsell.

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Food, Nutrition and Health takes a holistic approach to the study of food, nutrition and the lifecycle. It canvases the full spectrum of issues relevant to food, nutrition and health, while providing a clear framework for understanding and working with nutrition science by gradually building up a knowledge base and setting it in practice contexts.

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