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Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

Allison Karpyn


Food and Public Health is an easy to read text that helps students understand the history of modern issues in public health nutrition and health promotion. The book’s chapters include practical real-world applications and cases, which serve as examples for extension activities. For instructors, the text offers discussion and writing prompts for each chapter, as well as sample quiz questions. In its 12 chapters, the book covers more than one hundred years of food and public health history including the development of the dietary guidelines, current applications of health behavior theory, approa ... More

Keywords: global food systems, food history, public health, history of public health, obesity, dietary guidelines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190626686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190626686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Karpyn, editor
University of Delaware

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1 The History of Food and Public Health

Emily Contois and Anastasia Day

4 Health Disparities

Alison G.M. Brown and Sara C. Folta

5 Healthy Food Marketing

Allison Karpyn

6 Policy Efforts Supporting Healthy Diets for Adults and Children

Courtney A. Parks, Eric E. Calloway, Teresa M. Smith, and Amy L. Yaroch

7 Food Insecurity and Public Health

Molly Knowles, Joanna Simmons, and Mariana Chilton

9 Food Controversies

F. Bailey Norwood

10 The Obesity Pandemic and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries

Kristen Lowitt, Katherine Gray-Donald, Gordon M. Hickey, Arlette Saint Ville, Isabella Francis-Granderson, Chandra A. Madramootoo, and Leroy E. Phillip

11 Intersections of Food and Culture

Wakako Takeda, Cathy Banwell, Kelebogile T. Setiloane, and Melissa K. Melby

12 From Soil to Stomach

Erecia Hepburn and Allison Karpyn