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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

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.


Bioavailability of Micronutrients Climate Change and Nutrition Security Nutrion Security and Socio-economic Status Nutrition Security and Demographics Nutrition Security and Lifestyle Nutritious Value and Micronutrient Density Poverty and Nutrition Security Sedentarism and Nutrition Security

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

About the editors

H. K. Biesalski is head of the department of biochemistry and nutrition and managing director of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He is a member of numerous advisory and expert groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition. Adam Drewnowski is a world-renowned leader in the prevention and treatment of obesity. He is Professor of Epidemiology and the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the University of Washington Center for Obesity Research, which addresses the environmental, social and economic aspects of the obesity epidemic. Adam Drewnowski is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and is a Joint Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

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