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Food PolicyIntegrating health, environment and society$
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Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.001.0001

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Chapter:
(p.101) Chapter 4 Nutrition
Source:
Food Policy
Author(s):

Tim Lang

David Barling

Martin Caraher

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.003.0004

This chapter explores how and why nutrition has the long policy pedigree already noted. It argues that nutrition has three distinct traditions and foci, each of which has different messages for policy. One stresses the bio-chemical basis of nutrients and their implications for health. Another centers on how social factors shape dietary intake. The third, referred to as ecological or environmental nutrition, explores how nutrition is a function of humanity's environmental infrastructure.

Keywords:   food, health, global nutrition, consumption

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