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Food and Nutrition Economics: Fundamentals for Health Sciences

George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano


At the heart of most food, nutrition, and health decisions and concerns is an economic issue. Consequently, understanding some basic economics is imperative to evaluate the likely effectiveness of food and nutrition policies or interventions, especially those designed to operate through economic channels. Section I of the book provides the fundamentals of nutrition. Section II provides the fundamentals of consumer economics, from both the neo-classical and behavioral economics perspectives. Section III gives an overview of the US food system and the fundamentals of food production economics. S ... More

Keywords: food economics, nutrition economics, food recommendations, food metrics, consumer economics, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, producer economics, market economics, policy evaluations, empirical findings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199379118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199379118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George C. Davis, author
Virginia Tech

Elena L. Serrano, author
Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech