Author(s): Linda Tapsell
Food, Nutrition and Health introduces students to the study of human nutrition, and is framed around the relationship between food consumption and health. It fosters understanding about nutrition science by building understanding of how nutrition knowledge is developed, how to search for new knowledge and how to evaluate and apply new information. These skills are particularly relevant for those students targeting a career where they will give dietary advice. The text sees nutrition as predicated on a scientific knowledge base with specific applications to health within the context of the human life course. Its chapter organization and thoughtful pedagogical structure combine to equip students with the means to think more holistically about the relationships between nutrition science, and social and environmental issues.