Community Nutrition in Action An Entrepreneurial Approach


About the Author

Dr. Marie Boyle received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University. She is author of PERSONAL NUTRITION and COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION. Dr. Boyle is a Professor in the Foods and Nutrition Department at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, New Jersey. She also teaches online graduate courses in applied nutrition at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Her other professional activities include membership in the American Public Health Association, the Aku cademy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. She also serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition” from Taylor & Francis Publishers.”
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introduces the program planning, policies, resources, and nutrition issues specific to community nutrition and provides an understanding of creating and implementing nutrition programs from various constituencies (elderly populations, children, impoverished populations, college students, etc.). Successful practitioners in community nutrition have proven to have a mind and skill set that opens them up to new ideas and ventures. Incorporating an entrepreneurial approach, this book helps readers learn how to take risks, try new technologies, and use fresh approaches to improving the public’s nutrition and health status. The book also delivers the core material important to those who will be active in solving community nutritional and health problems, including program delivery, nutrition education, nutrition assessment, and planning nutrition interventions.

“Community Nutrition in Action”

delves into a wide array of topics related to nutrition within communities, including community nutrition principles and practices, the role of nutrition in public health, strategies for nutrition education, food policy and regulations, food security, dietary guidelines, nutritional assessment, development and implementation of nutrition programs, and the promotion of community health through nutrition. The book also explores the intersection of food and culture, addresses the challenges of malnutrition and overnutrition, considers the sustainability of nutrition practices, and offers insights into practical nutrition interventions. It covers diverse areas, including nutrition and aging, childhood nutrition, disparities in food access, community engagement in nutrition initiatives, advocacy for nutrition policy, the epidemiology of nutrition, and global perspectives on community nutrition and food security.


“Community Nutrition in Action” encompasses a wide range of topics, including nutrition policy implementation, community-based nutrition interventions, and the pursuit of health equity. It explores issues related to food insecurity and the importance of health-promoting programs, such as health promotion programs and nutrition education strategies. The book delves into the assessment of community health needs and resources, the significance of nutrition policy advocacy, and specific dietary interventions aimed at improving community nutrition. It addresses the influence of environmental factors on nutrition choices and the strategies for community empowerment in taking control of their nutrition and health. Moreover, it discusses data analysis for understanding community nutrition trends and the importance of cultural competency in nutrition initiatives. The book emphasizes the utilization of community resources for nutrition and the evaluation of the effectiveness of nutrition programs, and it explores the dynamics of community collaboration and the impact of food marketing on community health. Readers will also gain insights into the real-world impact of nutrition policies and the holistic approach of community wellness. Lastly, the book considers the role of health education campaigns in addressing nutrition-related issues within communities. These keywords offer a comprehensive understanding of the multidimensional aspects of community nutrition and the strategies for improving nutrition and health within diverse community settings.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Brooks/Cole ISE; 7th edition (4 May 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 792 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1305637992
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1305637993
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.59 x 3.81 x 26.67 cm


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