Chapter

Nutrition

J. Larry Brown

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0014
Nutrition

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This chapter addresses social injustice as it relates to nutrition and the relationship between poor nutritional status and adverse health outcomes. It describes the impact of social injustice on nutrition and roots and underlying factors, as well as what needs to be done. A box describes obesity in relation to social injustice. The chapter concludes that government policy that invests in all households and narrows disparities in income and wealth will end not only hunger, but also the many other adverse health outcomes that result from social injustice.

Keywords: social injustice; food policy; hunger; children; poverty; inequality

Chapter.  6004 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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