Improving Diets and Nutrition

Food-based Approaches

Author: Brian Thompson,Leslie Amoroso

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780642997

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 3785

Nutrition-sensitive, food-based approaches towards hunger and malnutrition are effective, sustainable and long-term solutions. This book discusses the policy, strategic, methodological, technical and programmatic issues associated with such approaches, proposes “best practices” for the design, targeting, implementation and evaluation of specific nutrition-sensitive, food-based interventions and for improved methodologies for evaluating their efficacy and cost-effectiveness, and provides practical lessons for advancing nutrition-sensitive food-based approaches for improving nutrition at policy and programme level.

Diversifying Food and Diets

Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

Author: Jessica Fanzo,Danny Hunter,Teresa Borelli,Federico Mattei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136461469

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6688

Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease, are on the rise. Food system-based approaches to addressing these problems that could enhance food availability and diet quality through local production and agricultural biodiversity often fall outside the traditional scope of nutrition, and have been under-researched. As a consequence, there remains insufficient evidence to support well-defined, scalable agricultural biodiversity interventions that can be linked to improvements in nutrition outcomes. Agricultural biodiversity is important for food and nutritional security, as a safeguard against hunger, a source of nutrients for improved dietary diversity and quality, and strengthening local food systems and environmental sustainability. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security. Using examples and case studies from around the globe, the book explores current strategies for improving nutrition and diets and identifies key research and implementation gaps that need to be addressed to successfully promote the better use of agricultural biodiversity for rural and urban populations and societies in transition.

Nutrition and food systems

A report by the night level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the commitee on world food security. September 2017

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 7222

Presented at the 44th Committee on Food Security in October 2017, this report looks at the links between access to food and people's nutritional status. It calls for policies that promote adequate food access for all and strengthen consumers's information on healthy products.

Unleashing agriculture's potential for improved nutrition and health in Malawi: Conference report - 26-27 September 2011, Lilongwe, Malawi

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896297942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 68

View: 7885

This conference focused on how agricultural strategies can best be tailored to the Malawian context and result in improvements for nutrition and health. It is crucially important to make linkages--the best agricultural practices will not succeed in improving the nation's nutritional status if there is not good nutritional care and access to health services.

Improving America's Diet and Health

From Recommendations to Action

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Dietary Guidelines Implementation

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309041392

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3473

Written and organized to be accessible to a wide range of readers, Improving America's Diet and Health explores how Americans can be persuaded to adopt healthier eating habits. Moving well beyond the "pamphlet and public service announcement" approach to dietary change, this volume investigates current eating patterns in this country, consumers' beliefs and attitudes about food and nutrition, the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviors, and needs for further research. The core of the volume consists of strategies and actions targeted to sectors of society--government, the private sector, the health professions, the education community--that have special responsibilities for encouraging and enabling consumers to eat better. These recommendations form the basis for three principal strategies necessary to further the implementation of dietary recommendations in the United States.

Improving America's Diet and Health

From Recommendations to Action

Author: Paul R. Thomas

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 4847

Written and organized to be accessible to a wide range of readers, Improving America's Diet and Health explores how Americans can be persuaded to adopt healthier eating habits. Moving well beyond the "pamphlet and public service announcement" approach to dietary change, this volume investigates current eating patterns in this country, consumers' beliefs and attitudes about food and nutrition, the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviors, and needs for further research. The core of the volume consists of strategies and actions targeted to sectors of society--government, the private sector, the health professions, the education community--that have special responsibilities for encouraging and enabling consumers to eat better. These recommendations form the basis for three principal strategies necessary to further the implementation of dietary recommendations in the United States.

Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?

Author: David R. Just

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437911013

Category:

Page: 28

View: 8729

This report discusses findings from behavioral and psychological studies which indicate that people regularly and predictably behave in ways that contradict some standard assumptions of economic analysis. Recognizing that consumption choices are determined by factors other than prices, income, and information illuminates a broad array of strategies to influence consumers¿ food choices. These strategies expand the list of possible ideas for improving the diet quality and health of participants in the USDA¿s Food Stamp Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Discovering Nutrition

Author: Paul Insel,R. Elaine Turner,Don Ross

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763758738

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 654

View: 4233

Discovering Nutrition, Third Edition is a student-friendly introduction to nutrition on a non-majors level. Coverage of material such as digestion, metabolism, chemistry, and life cycle nutrition is clearly written, accessible, and engaging to undergraduate students.

Nutrimeter

teacher's guide

Author: Betty B. Peterkin,United States. Agricultural Research Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nutrition

Page: 4

View: 9573

Metabolism and Nutrition for the Acute Care Patient, An Issue of Surgical Clinics - E-Book

Author: Stanley Dudrick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709298

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 4218

This Surgical Clinics issue is Part 1 of a special two part issue on nutrition and metabolism of the surgical patient, co-guest edited by Dr. Stanley Dudrick, a pioneer in total parenteral nutrition. Part 1, guest edited by Dr. Dudrick and Dr. Juan Sanchez present topics on nutrition and metabolism for the acutely ill patient. Topics will include: metabolic considerations in management of surgical patients, sepsis associated with nutrition support of surgical patients, parenteral nutrition and nutrition support of surgical patients, cachexia and refeeding Syndrome, prevention and treatment of intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) in neonates and children, adjuvant nutrition management of patients with liver failure, comprehensive management of patients with enteric fistulas, nutrition management of patients with malignancies of the head and neck , nutrition support of pediatric surgical patients, management of the short bowel syndrome, what, how and how much should burn patients be fed?, nutrition support in trauma and critically ill patients, and nutrition as an adjunct to management of patients with pulmonary failure.

Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals

Author: D. Sauvant,J. van Milgen,P. Faverdin,N. Friggens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 908686712X

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 6954

For more than 30 years, modelling has been an important method for integrating, in a flexible, comprehensive and widely applicable way, basic knowledge and biological concepts on digestion and metabolism in farm animals. The purpose of this book is to present the 'state of art' in this area. The chapters are written by leading teams and researchers in this field of study, mainly from Europe, North America and Australasia. Considerable progress has been made in topics dealing with: modelling methods, feeding behaviour, digestion and metabolic processes in ruminants and monogastric animals. This progress is clearly illustrated by the emergence of a new paradigm in animal nutrition, which has moved from the aim to cover the requirements of the animal to explaining and predicting the responses of the animals to diets (e.g., productivity and efficiency, impact on quality of products, environmental aspects, health and well-being). In this book several chapters illustrate that through empirical models, meta-analysis is an efficient tool to synthesize information gathered over recent decades. In addition, compared with other books on modelling farm animal nutrition, two new aspects received particular attention: expanding knowledge of the individual animal to understanding the functioning and management of herds, and the consideration of the environmental impact of animal production. This book is a valuable source of information for researchers, nutritionists, advisors, and graduate students who want to have up-to-date and concise information on mathematical modelling applied to farm animals.

Improving Data to Analyze Food and Nutrition Policies

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Enhancing the Data Infrastructure in Support of Food and Nutrition Programs, Research, and Decision Making

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309181440

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 5036

Several changes in the United States over the past two decades have implications for diet, nutrition, and food safety, including patterns of food consumption that have produced an increase in overweight and obese Americans and threats to food safety from pathogens and bioterrorism. The changes raise a number of critical policy and research questions: How do differences in food prices and availability or in households' time resources for shopping and food preparation affect what people consume and where they eat? How do factors outside of the household, such as the availability of stores and restaurants, food preparation technology, and food marketing and labeling policies, affect what people are consuming? What effects have food assistance programs had on the nutritional quality of diets and the health of those served by the programs? Where do people buy and consume food and how does food preparation affect food safety? To address these and related questions, the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asked the Committee on National Statistics to convene a panel of experts to provide advice for improving the data infrastructure on food consumption and nutrition. The panel was charged to review data needs to support research and decision making for food and nutrition policies and programs in USDA and to assess the adequacy of the current data infrastructure and recommend enhancements to improve it. The primary basis for the panel's deliberations, given limited resources, was a workshop on Enhancing the Data Infrastructure in Support of Food and Nutrition Programs, Research, and Decision Making, which the panel convened on May 27-28, 2004. This report is based on the discussions at the workshop and the deliberations of the panel. The report outlines key data that are needed to better address questions related to food consumption, diet, and health; discusses the available data and some limitations of those data; and offers recommendations for improvements in those data. The panel was charged to consider USDA data needs for policy making and the focus of the report is on those needs.

Nutrition and HealthTopics and Controversies

Author: Felix Bronner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849378492

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9080

Nutrition and Health: Topics and Controversies explores in detail the relationship between diet, nutritional status, and disease, and evaluates nutritional practices intended to minimize the incidence of and slow the progress of major chronic illnesses. National trends in nutritional awareness and the resulting changes in consumer behavior are discussed. Unlike other books on this subject, the authors take a stand on controversial issues in the field and document their positions with scientific data. Nutrients such as calcium, vitamin E, selenium, and antioxidants, their importance in overall nutrition, and their role in specific diseases are covered. Expertise in nutritional science is not required to gain the highly practical information in this book.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition, rev

The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Author: Elson Haas,Buck Levin

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 1607745070

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 944

View: 8078

The 21st-century edition of this groundbreaking work by Dr. Elson Haas with Dr. Buck Levin presents the most current health and nutrition information available in an easy-to-use format with a friendly, engaging tone. Decades of practical experience and scientific research are compiled into one encyclopedic volume that features newly expanded chapters on special supplements, lifestage programs, and breakthrough medical treatment protocals for conditions including fatigue, viral illnesses, weight management, and mental and mood disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression.PART ONE gives a detailed analysis of The Building Blocks of nutrition: water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.PART TWO evaluates Foods and Diets, discussing every food group and most diets around the world. A special chapter on the environment and nutrition raises awareness and offers guidance about food additives, industrial chemicals, food irradiation, electropollution, and other health and ecological issues.PART THREE brings all of this nutritional information together, showing readers how to make wise and commonsense choices while Building a Healthy Diet. A personalized eating plan for the year, The Ideal Diet is both seasonally and naturally based, and a healthy lifelong diet.PART FOUR contains specific nutritional and lifestyle therapies for enhancing all stages of life and suggests treatments for common conditions and diseases such as aging, menopause, bone loss, weight loss, and cancer by focusing on Nutritional Applications: 32 Special Diet and Supplement Programs.Anyone interested in enhancing wellness, eating right, treating illness naturally, and living in harmony with nature will find Staying Healthy with Nutrition to be the ultimate handbook for optimal health and vitality.“For more than thirty years my colleague Dr. Elson Haas has contributed to the field of nutritional education to the benefit of both the public and health practitioners. This new edition of his classic guide is user friendly and filled with current scientific studies, making it possible for everyone to be up to date in this most important are of knowledge about health. In my opinion, Staying Healthy with Nutrition is an excellent guide for those wishing to make smarter dietary choices.”—Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Healthy Aging“The comprehensiveness of Dr. Haas's Staying Healthy with Nutrition makes it a great desk reference for physicians and other healthcare practitioners or professionals. The more controversial topics are handled with considerable fairness and insight.”—T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and author of The China Study

Feeding the Under 5s

Author: Allan Dyson,Lucy Meredith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135056463

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4681

One young child in every four is overweight and one in ten is obese, some of the reasons for this are: a general lack of interest and understanding of food and cooking junk food being consumed every day a more sedentary school life. As a key issue that needs to be tackled early, starting with the under fives, this book offers: advice and recipe ideas for feeding young children properly ways to improve young children’s understanding of food and nutrition contemporary evidence and policies recommended by expert advisory bodies underlying reasons behind nutritional guidelines and food safety advice, and practical ways to implement them. The authors present all of this in plain English without assuming any prior knowledge of nutrition, food safety or health issues.

Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition

Author: Gregory D. Miller,Judith K. Jarvis,National Dairy Council,Lois D. McBean

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050189

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 5090

This new edition of Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition presents the latest developments in dairy foods research. It examines the role of dairy products in the diet for cardiovascular health, reducing risk for blood pressure and colon cancer, and enhancing bone and oral health. In addition, the bone health of vegetarians and lactose intolerant individuals are addressed. The importance of milk and milk products in the diet throughout the lifecycle is addressed. WHAT'S NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION? NEW CHAPTERS! "Milk and Milk Products" will include: *Official recommendations for inclusion of milk and milk products in the diet *Nutrient contributions of milk and milk products *Nutrient components (energy, carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes) *Protection of quality of milk products *Kinds of milk and milk products "Contributions of Milk and Milk Products to a Healthy Diet Throughout the Life Cycle" will include: *Unique aspects of each developmental stage in the life cycle *Nutrient contributions of dairy foods to the diet *Other non-nutrient components of dairy foods with known health benefits *Official recommendations for the use of Milk Group foods for each age group *Discussion of strategies to improve dairy food intake PLUS EXTENSIVE REVISIONS TO EXISTING CHAPTERS INCLUDING: *Recent American Heart Association recommendations *Updated data on fat and cholesterol intake *Tables of new RDAs/DRIs *Latest information on the anticarcinogenic effect of dairy food components *And much more!

Hidden Hunger: Strategies to Improve Nutrition Quality

Author: H.K. Biesalski,R. Birner

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318062537

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 9096

Hidden hunger has long been an overlooked problem. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have to be remedied and the availability of calories needs to be increased. As a matter of fact, the number of people who do not have access to a balanced diet has multiplied in rich and poor countries, with lasting consequences for health and well-being. Hidden hunger not only affects childhood growth and cognitive development, but also reduces productivity and well-being later in life, thus keeping the affected population trapped in a circle of poverty and malnutrition. This book illustrates the global fight against hunger by national governments and international organizations. Presented at the Third Hidden Hunger Conference held at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, it presents a range of strategies being implemented in various regions of the world to improve nutrition quality and combat this international crisis.