Sustainable Nutrition in a Changing World

Editors: Biesalski, H.K., Drewnowski, A., Dwyer, J.T., Strain, J., Weber, P., Eggersdorfer, M. (Eds.)

  • First book-length treatment of this critical topic
  • Written by a carefully selected panel of international experts
  • Serves to guide future research and development of policies
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This book is the first of its kind to tackle in detail the nutritional requirements of the industrialized, so-called developed world. It discusses the link between socio-economic status and food security, focusing especially on the relationship between income and food security in different age groups. The authors calculate the actual levels of essential micronutrients delivered by current dietary patterns, identifying important shortfalls in the provision of key micronutrients, and elucidate the public health consequences of nutrition insecurity. Finally, the authors discuss future approaches for ensuring nutrition security on the basis of three pillars: access, availability and nutritional value. The approaches advocated in this ground-breaking publication will allow all people, irrespective of age and social status, to have access to a safe and nutritious diet. Key stakeholders such as legislators, government, academia and industry, as well as consumers themselves, all have important roles to play in making this a reality.

About the authors

H. K. Biesalski is head of the department of biochemistry and nutrition and managing director of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He is a member of numerous advisory and expert groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition. Adam Drewnowski is a world-renowned leader in the prevention and treatment of obesity. He is Professor of Epidemiology and the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the University of Washington Center for Obesity Research, which addresses the environmental, social and economic aspects of the obesity epidemic. Adam Drewnowski is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and is a Joint Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Overview: Food and Nutrition Security

    Dwyer, Johanna T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Sustainable, Healthy Diets: Models and Measures

    Drewnowski, Adam

    Pages 25-34

  • Measuring Food Insecurity

    Castetbon, Katia

    Pages 35-41

  • Modeling Sustainable Nutrition Security

    Gustafson, David I.

    Pages 43-57

  • Nutrition Security in Older Adults: Status Quo and Future Development

    Arnim, Christine A. F.

    Pages 61-73

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55942-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55940-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Nutrition in a Changing World
Editors
  • Hans Konrad Biesalski
  • Adam Drewnowski
  • Johanna T. Dwyer
  • JJ Strain
  • Peter Weber
  • Manfred Eggersdorfer
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55942-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55942-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55940-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 406
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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