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Food and Nutrition

Food and health systems in Australia and New Zealand

Edited by Mark L Wahlqvist    
Format: Paperback
Pages: 808
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A comprehensive introduction to nutrition, setting it in the context of food systems and health across the lifespan.


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, 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.

The book is divided into the following sections:

* Human nutrition

* Food systems, security and policy

* The biology of food components

* Lifespan nutrition

* Food and disease

* Food and nutrition for individuals and society

With chapters from leading nutritionists, Food andNutrition is an indispensable student text and a valuable professional reference.


Previous edition was shortlisted in the 'Teaching and Learning Package' category of the Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2002

Professor Mark L. Wahlqvist AO, MD (Adelaide), MD (Uppsala),FRACP, FAFPHM, FAIFST, FTSE is a noted Australian Health and Nutrition Scientist, Educator and Practitioner at the Monash Asia Institute and in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is a Visiting Professor and Investigator, Center for Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan. He is a member of the World Health Organization Nutrition Advisory Committee, Past President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, and Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

ISBN: 9781741758979
Australian Pub.: February 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Subject: Dietetics & nutrition
Edition Number: 3rd