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Food and Nutrition Economics

Food and Nutrition Economics
  • Author : George C. Davis
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 March 2016
  • ISBN : 0199379122
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Winner of the 2017 Quality of Communication Award presented by The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association As the importance of food and nutrition becomes more widely recognized by practitioners and researchers in the health sciences, one persisting gap in the knowledge base remains: what are the economic factors that influence our food and our health? Food and Nutrition Economics offers a much-needed resource for non-economists looking to understand the basic economic principles that govern our food and nutritional systems. Comprising both a quick grounding in nutrition with the fundamentals of economics and expert applications to food systems, it is a uniquely accessible and much-needed bridge between previously disparate scholarly and professional fields. This book is intended for upper level undergraduates, graduate students, and health professionals with no background in economics who recognize that economics affects much of their work. Concerned because previous encounters with economics have been hampered by math hurdles? Don't be; this book offers a specialized primer in consumer economics (including behavioral economics of food consumption), producer economics, market-level analysis, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis, all in an accessible and conversational manner that requires nothing more than middle-school math acumen. Grounding these lessons in contemporary issues such as soft drink taxes, food prices, convenience, nutrition education programs, and the food environment, Food and Nutrition Economics is an innovative and needed entry in the rapidly expanding universe of food studies, health science, and their related fields.


Food and Nutrition Economics

Food and Nutrition Economics
  • Author : George C. Davis,Elena L. Serrano
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 March 2016
GET THIS BOOKFood and Nutrition Economics

Winner of the 2017 Quality of Communication Award presented by The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association As the importance of food and nutrition becomes more widely recognized by practitioners and researchers in the health sciences, one persisting gap in the knowledge base remains: what are the economic factors that influence our food and our health? Food and Nutrition Economics offers a much-needed resource for non-economists looking to understand the basic economic principles that govern our food and nutritional systems. Comprising both


Nutrition Economics

Nutrition Economics
  • Author : Suresh Babu,Shailendra N. Gajanan,J. Arne Hallam
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 November 2016
GET THIS BOOKNutrition Economics

Nutrition Economics: Principles and Policy Applications establishes the core criteria for consideration as new policies and regulations are developed, including application-based principles that ensure practical, effective implementation of policy. From the economic contribution of nutrition on quality of life, to the costs of malnutrition on society from both an individual and governmental level, this book guides the reader through the factors that can determine the success or failure of a nutrition policy. Written by an expert in policy development, and





Fat Economics

Fat Economics
  • Author : Mario Mazzocchi,W. Bruce Traill,Jason F. Shogren
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 26 March 2009
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The obesity epidemic and the growing debate about what, if any, public health policy should be adopted is the subject of endless debates within the media and in governments around the world. Whilst much has been written on the subject, this book takes a unique approach by looking at the obesity epidemic from an economic perspective. Written in a language accessible to non-specialists, the authors provide a timely discussion of evolving nutrition policies in both the developing and developed world,


International Handbook of Development Economics

International Handbook of Development Economics
  • Author : Amitava Krishna Dutt,Jaime Ros
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2008
GET THIS BOOKInternational Handbook of Development Economics

The essays are concise, yet comprehensive, and each essay contains a substantial set of references, which an interested researcher or student could follow up. . . In addition to representing multidisciplinary interactions, this collection encompasses several different perspectives within development economics, so the reader can learn, for example, both about neoclassical approaches and dependency theories in the same volume. This makes the collection unique and all the more valuable. . . This is a very good reference collection, as the individual essays are informative


Nutrition and economic development

Nutrition and economic development
  • Author : Ecker, Olivier,Al-Riffai, Perrihan,Breisinger, Clemens,El-Batrawy, Rawia
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 15 November 2016
GET THIS BOOKNutrition and economic development

This book’s main hypothesis is that Egypt’s large food subsidy system has been ineffective in reducing undernutrition; in fact, it may have contributed to sustaining and even aggravating both nutrition challenges. For a long time, the subsidy system provided only calorie-rich foods, at very low and constant prices and with quotas much above dietary recommendations. This system has created incentives to consume calorie-overladen and unbalanced diets, increasing the risks of child and maternal overnutrition and, at high subsidy


Essays in Development and Nutrition Economics

Essays in Development and Nutrition Economics
  • Author : Seollee Park
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 03 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKEssays in Development and Nutrition Economics

This dissertation contains three essays in development and nutrition. These essays focus on a prevalent health problem in the developing world, undernutrition, which is one of the leading causes of child mortality and leads to poorer health, education, and labor outcomes in adulthood (Ahmed, et al., 2012; Avula, et al., 2013; Black, et al., 2008; Hoddinott, et al., 2013; World Bank, 2017). The first chapter provides an introduction to this dissertation. The second chapter, coauthored with Derek Headey and John Hoddinott, identifies the long-term drivers


Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?

Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?
  • Author : David R. Just
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 01 May 2009
GET THIS BOOKCould Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?

This report discusses findings from behavioral and psychological studies which indicate that people regularly and predictably behave in ways that contradict some standard assumptions of economic analysis. Recognizing that consumption choices are determined by factors other than prices, income, and information illuminates a broad array of strategies to influence consumers¿ food choices. These strategies expand the list of possible ideas for improving the diet quality and health of participants in the USDA¿s Food Stamp Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition


OCR Food and Nutrition for GCSE: Home Economics

OCR Food and Nutrition for GCSE: Home Economics
  • Author : Anita Tull
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Release : 20 April 2012
GET THIS BOOKOCR Food and Nutrition for GCSE: Home Economics

This textbook is endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition specification. Packed with the information that students need for their course, it presents the key areas of knowledge in an accessible, uncomplicated and concise fashion. Illustrated with photos and pictures throughout, it includes: differentiated activities to support higher and lower ability students; exam practice questions (with mark schemes) to support the food and nutrition unit; a chapter on coursework preparation (for the short





Poverty and Undernutrition

Poverty and Undernutrition
  • Author : Peter Svedberg,Professor of Development Economics Institute for International Economic Studies Peter Svedberg
  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Release : 03 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKPoverty and Undernutrition

A large share of the population in many developing countries suffer from chronic undernutrition. In this book, Professor Svedberg provides a detailed comparative study of undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the two worst affected areas, and provides crucial advice for all those concerned in development worldwide. The book concentrates on the five challenges that undernutrition creates: what undernutrition is, who the undernourished are, where theundernourished are, when people are undernourished, and why people are undernourished. The book is