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Food and Nutrition : Food and Health Systems in Australia and New Zealand - Mark Wahlqvist

Food and Nutrition

Food and Health Systems in Australia and New Zealand

By: Mark Wahlqvist (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2011
ISBN: 9781741758979
Number Of Pages: 808

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Mark Wahlqvist's Food and Nutrition is widely regarded as the most authoritative introduction to nutrition and dietetics in the region. It provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition needs at different life stages, the biochemistry of foods, dietary disorders, and the social, political, and environmental contexts of food production and consumption. This third edition has been completely revised and significantly expanded to encompass recent developments in nutritional science, technology, and policy. It includes new material on genetics, regulation, food production, the importance of birth weight, lifestyle, and cancer, and the implications of climate change for food production, safety, and availability. Chapters are extensively illustrated with data and diagrams. With chapters from leading nutritionists, Food & Nutrition is an indispensable student text and a valuable professional reference.

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Mark Wahlqvistis is a member of the World Health Organization Nutrition Advisory Committee and president of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

1 Introduction

2 Evaluating nutrition information

3 Social approaches

4 Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

5 Food security

6 Food supply

7 Public health nutrition

8 Food composition and processing

9 Food microbiology

10 Risks, additives, contaminants and toxicants

11Developments in food production

12 Food law

13 Contemporary food use

14 Food energy

15 Carbohydrates

16 Fats

17 Protein

18 Digestion

19 Vitamins

20 Minerals

21 Water

22 Pregnancy and lactation

23 Infant nutrition

24 Childhood and adolescence

25 Nutrition for sport

26 Nutrition in adulthood

27 Nutrition for maturity and ageing

28 Nutrition and genes

29 Nutrition for bone and dental health

30 Obesity

31 Disordered eating

32 Cardiovascular disease

33 Diabetes

34 Alcohol-related diseases

35 Malnutrition

36 Immune function

37 Cancer

38 Food sensitivities

39 Mental health

40 Iodine and thyroid function

41 Nutrition assessment

42 Nutritional standards

43 Health promotion

44 Dietary advice and food guidance systems

ISBN: 9781741758979
ISBN-10: 1741758971
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 808
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.0  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.61
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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