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Nutrition and Physical Activity

Health Information Sources in EU Member States, and Activities in the Commission, WHO, and European Networks

Editors: Wolfram, N., Rigby, M., Sjöström, M., Frazzica, R.G., Kirch, W. (Eds.)

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  • Assembles findings from the World Health Organization, the EU, various European networks, and national health institutions
  • Project associated with the European Commission
  • Contributors drawn from Germany, Italy, Sweden, and United Kingdom
  • Provides recommendations for future health information activities on physical activity and nutrition
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Physical Activity and Nutrition

Health Information Activities of the EU, WHO, other European Networks, and National Examples

Edited by

Nicole Wolfram, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Michael Rigby, Keele University, United Kingdom

Rosa Guiseppa Frazzica, Centro per la Formazione Permanente e l'Aggiornamento del Personale del Servizio Sanitario (CEFPAS), Italy

Wilhelm Kirch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Many health information activities related to nutrition and physical activity have been initiated by various institutions and European networks during the past years. This report assembles findings from the World Health Organization, the EU, various European networks, and national health institutions to create a coordinated health database focusing specifically on physical activity and nutrition. The central role of these factors in long-term health and illness underscores the importance of these data to each nation’s health status, and to the current state of its health monitoring, and reporting. This report provides recommendations for future health information activities on physical activity and nutrition. Whether the goal is identifying risk populations or heightening awareness of public health issues.

This comprehensive volume:

  • Provides health data for EU member states and candidate countries, as well as the European Economic Area.
  • Analyses health trends and the effectiveness of current programs by country.
  • Reviews data collection methods and features a full analysis of the database.
  • Pinpoints emerging and unresolved health issues and offers recommendations for future initiatives and study.

Physical Activity and Nutrition offers salient reading to professionals in public health, health promotion, international and global health, and disease prevention. Policymakers and others involved in the standardization of health and health awareness programs will especially be interested in this book.

About the authors

Wilhelm Kirch is Chair of the Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Medical Faculty of Dresden University of Technology.  He is a past president of the European Public Health Association.  He published Extreme Weather Events and Public Health Responses (2005) with Springer, and he is editor of our forthcoming Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008).

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"Nutrition and Physical Activity offers an overview on health information activities related to nutrition and physical activity projects conducted in European countries and initiated between 1990 and 2006. … The book is of interest to primarily European public health, health promotion, international health and disease prevention, and occupational health professionals as well as policy makers. … The book provides recommendations for future health information activities involving nutrition and physical activity. … is well organized, written, and referenced." (Judy A. Driskell, Journal of the American Medical Association, March, 2009)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Book Subtitle
Health Information Sources in EU Member States, and Activities in the Commission, WHO, and European Networks
Editors
  • Nicole Wolfram
  • Michael Rigby
  • Michael Sjöström
  • Rosa G. Frazzica
  • Wilhelm Kirch
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74841-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74841-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74840-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2574-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 584
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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