Sustainable Nutrition in a Changing World

  • Hans Konrad Biesalski
  • Adam Drewnowski
  • Johanna T. Dwyer
  • JJ Strain
  • Peter Weber
  • Manfred Eggersdorfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Food and Nutrition Security (Johanna Dwyer/Adam Drewnowski)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johanna T. Dwyer, Adam Drewnowski
      Pages 3-24
    3. Katia Castetbon
      Pages 35-41
    4. David I. Gustafson
      Pages 43-57
  3. Social Disparities in Food and Nutrition Security (Jana Rückert-John)

  4. Consequences of Nutrition Insecurity (Hans Konrad Biesalski/JJ Strain)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Barbara Troesch
      Pages 167-183
    3. JJ Strain, Catherine Hughes, Kristina Pentieva, Mary Ward, Leane Hoey, Helene McNulty
      Pages 185-203
    4. Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer
      Pages 237-244
  5. Solutions and Future Challenges (Manfred Eggersdorfer/Peter Weber)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Jörg Spieldenner, Janet H. Matope
      Pages 261-274
    3. M. A. J. S. (Tiny) van Boekel
      Pages 283-288
    4. Loni Schweikert
      Pages 289-294
    5. Marc Pignitter, Veronika Somoza
      Pages 295-305
    6. Gilbert M. Weber, Wilhelm Windisch
      Pages 321-334
    7. M. H. Mohajeri, P. Weber, M. Eggersdorfer
      Pages 355-370

About this book


This book is the first of its kind to tackle in detail the nutritional requirements of the industrialized, so-called developed world. It discusses the link between socio-economic status and food security, focusing especially on the relationship between income and food security in different age groups. The authors calculate the actual levels of essential micronutrients delivered by current dietary patterns, identifying important shortfalls in the provision of key micronutrients, and elucidate the public health consequences of nutrition insecurity. Finally, the authors discuss future approaches for ensuring nutrition security on the basis of three pillars: access, availability and nutritional value. The approaches advocated in this ground-breaking publication will allow all people, irrespective of age and social status, to have access to a safe and nutritious diet. Key stakeholders such as legislators, government, academia and industry, as well as consumers themselves, all have important roles to play in making this a reality.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Konrad Biesalski
    • 1
  • Adam Drewnowski
    • 2
  • Johanna T. Dwyer
    • 3
  • JJ Strain
    • 4
  • Peter Weber
    • 5
  • Manfred Eggersdorfer
    • 6
  1. 1.Universität HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Nutritional SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Tufts Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Northern Irerland Centre for Food aUniversity of Ulster Northern Irerland Centre for Food aColeraineUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd. KaiseraugstSwitzerland
  6. 6.DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd. KaiseraugstSwitzerland

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