Nutrition education : linking research, theory, and practice

| October 12, 2010

Title: Nutrition education:  linking research, theory, and practice (2nd edition)
Author: Isabel R. Contento
Publisher: Massachusetts:  Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2011
Check It Out: TX364 .C685 2011

From the Publisher: The role of nutrition education is to address the numerous personal and environmental  influences on food choices and assist individuals in practicing healthy behaviors. Nutrition Education, Second Edition provides students with a simple, straightforward model to easily design effective nutrition education. Using a six-step process, it integrates theory, research, and practice, providing advice on designing, implementing, and evaluating theory-based nutrition education.

About the Author: Isobel R. Contento

Isobel R. Contento, PhD, has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and an MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently the Mary Swartz Rose Professor of Nutrition Education and Coordinator of the Program in Nutrition, Department of Health Behavior Studies, Teachers College Columbia University, New York City. Her research has focused on the behavioral aspects of nutrition, particularly psychosocial factors influencing food choice and behavior change in children and adolescents. Dr. Contento has been involved in the development and evaluation of many nutrition education curricula and programs. She has also served on advisory committees for the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Institute of Medicine.  (from the Publisher)

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