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Public health and nutrition: where do we go?

Lang, T. (2012). Public health and nutrition: where do we go?. World Nutrition, 3(4), pp. 92-118.


In this commentary we state that properly understood, public health nutrition is a crucial and central part of public health, which now must gain a leading role in the public health movement, with all this implies.

The first definition of 'public health' to command general support was made in 1920 by the US biologist Charles-Edward Winslow (1877-1957). This begins 'Public health is the Science and Art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency' (1). It is a statement of aspiration – note 'Art' – and mostly a specification of tasks. We offer a new orientation, for the world we live in now

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management > Food Policy
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