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Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach 7th Edition

Marie A. Boyle

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COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION 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.

Marie A. Boyle, College of St. Elizabeth

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 coauthor of COMMUNITY NUTRITION IN ACTION: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH. Dr. Boyle is a professor of nutrition, chairperson of the Foods and Nutrition Department, and director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She also teaches online distance courses in public health nutrition for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her other professional activities include membership in the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, as well as serving as an author and reviewer for the latter two organizations. She coauthored the current position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Nations, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition from Taylor & Francis Publishers.

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  • "Case Study" sections are included at the end of each chapter. Each includes a scenario and identifiable learning outcomes. Students are asked to complete a series of steps to reinforce this feature as a useful learning tool.
  • "Programs in Action" boxes spotlight successful community nutrition programs, covering such topics as HIV/AIDS, childhood obesity, behaviorally focused nutrition education programs for children, osteoporosis prevention for female athletes, and farm-to-school initiatives.
  • "Professional Focus" features address topics such as teamwork and leadership. This feature offers students information to enhance and apply their real-world skills.
  • “Entrepreneur in Action” features focus on professionals actively engaged in community nutrition. Each story is highlighted in brief in the text with instructions on how students can access the full articles online at
  • Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary, Summary Questions, and Internet Resources to enable students to study, self-test, and further explore the chapter topics.
  • The textbook includes four-color endsheets displaying the new DRIs, MyPlate food guidance system, Body Mass Index table, and Key Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults.

Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach


SECTION ONE: Community Nutritionists in Action: Working in the Community.
1. Opportunities in Community Nutrition.
2. Principles of Epidemiology. 
3. Understanding and Achieving Behavior Change.
4. Community Needs Assessment.
5. Program Planning for Success. 
6. The Art and Science of Policy Making. 
7. A National Nutrition Agenda for the Public’s Health. 
8. Addressing the Obesity Epidemic: An Issue for Public Health Policy. 
9. Health Care Systems and Policy. 
SECTION TWO: Community Nutritionists in Action: Delivering Programs. 
10. Food Insecurity and the Food Assistance Programs. 
11. Mothers and Infants: Nutrition Assessment, Services, and Programs.
12. Children and Adolescents: Nutrition Issues, Services, and Programs. 
13. Healthy Aging: Nutrition Assessment, Services, and Programs.  
14. Global Food and Nutrition Security: Challenges and Opportunities. 
SECTION THREE: Community Nutritionists in Action: Planning Nutrition Interventions.  
15. Gaining Cultural Competence in Community Nutrition. 
16. Principles of Nutrition Education. 
17. Marketing Nutrition and Health Promotion. 
18. Managing Community Nutrition Programs. 
19. Building Grantsmanship Skills.  

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