Introduction to the US food system : public health, environment, and equity / Roni Neff, editor.

San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass & Pfeiffer Imprints, [2015]
xxxi, 542 p. : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Food -- United States -- Safety measures.
Food supply -- United States.
Nutrition -- United States.
Food -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Medical subjects:
Food Supply -- United States.
Environment -- United States.
Food Industry -- United States.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena -- United States.
Public Health -- United States.
"A public health approach to the US food systemIntroduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engaging textbook that offers students an overview of today's US food system, with particular focus on the food system's interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Using a classroom-friendly approach, the text covers the core content of the food system and provides evidence-based perspectives reflecting the tremendous breadth of issues and ideas important to understanding today's US food system. The book is rich with illustrative examples, case studies, activities, and discussion questions.The textbook is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), and builds upon the Center's educational mission to examine the complex interrelationships between diet, food production, environment, and human health to advance an ecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of the public, and to promote policies that protect health, the global environment, and the ability to sustain life for future generations.Issues covered in Introduction to the US Food System include food insecurity, social justice, community and worker health concerns, food marketing, nutrition, resource depletion, and ecological degradation.Presents concepts on the foundations of the US food system, crop production, food system economics, processing and packaging, consumption and overconsumption, and the environmental impacts of foodExamines the political factors that influence food and how it is producedIdeal for students and professionals in many fields, including public health, nutritional science, nursing, medicine, environment, policy, business, and social science, among othersIntroduction to the US Food System presents a broad view of today's US food system in all its complexity and provides opportunities for students to examine the food system's stickiest problems and think critically about solutions"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: I. KEY PARADIGMS 1: An Orientation to Food Systems 2: Epidemiology and the Study of Food Systems 3: Equity, Justice, Environmental Impacts, Nutrition, and Food Security 4: Health Disparities and Food Systems II. PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING 5: Crop Production 6: Food Animal Production 7: Ecological Threats to and Pressures on Food Systems 8: Policy Affecting Food Production (U.S.) 9: Food Safety and Foodborne Illness 10: Food Processing and Marketing 11: Food Distribution III. WHAT WE DO & DON'T EAT, AND HEALTH IMPACTS 12: Food Consumption and Overconsumption 13: Food Security 14: Food Environments 15: Food, Culture, Society 16: Changing Eating Patterns 17: Community Food Security IV. TOWARD A HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM 18: Moving Forward.
Neff, Roni, 1967- editor.
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1118063384 (paperback)
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