Nutrition and Global Health
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—Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb
The Public Health Collection Series on Nutrition and Global Health informs students of recent global trends in nutrition, and investigates the eating patterns of other cultures as they relate to the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases. After reading the material students will be able to evaluate nutritional risk factors associated with the development of disease, and evaluate and identify eating habits connected to culture and nutritional medicine. They will also know how to use tools like food diaries to track and analyze personal nutrition intake and compare it to recommended guidelines, and design nutritional profiles with recommendations for particular populations.
Specific topics include:
- Vegetarian diets
- Herbs and plant extracts
- The role of nutrition in mental health
- Functional foods
Each chapter has clearly stated objectives to help focus learning, and study questions to encourage discussion and critical thinking.
Nutrition and Global Health can be used in courses on public health, diet and nutrition and alternative medicine.