Intractable nutritional problems and health issues remain a public health concern. Whether the issue is the increasing prevalence of obesity among school-aged children, malnutrition in the elderly, or low rates of breastfeeding, the community nutritionist has an important role in recognizing and addressing these and other problems and issues. Training students to become community nutritionists is a daunting task, considering the need to translate and apply book knowledge to a wide range of real-world programs and policies in a changing environment. To this end, educators teaching upper-division community nutrition classes will find the latest edition of this textbook an invaluable tool. However, covering all of the material in this nearly 800-page book composed of 19 chapters and 4 appendixes will be impossible in a typical 15-week semester. Nevertheless, the book will continue to be useful well after students graduate.
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