Food and Nutrient Patterns

John Kearney, Dublin Institute of Technology
Catherine Geissler, Kings College, London

Chapter 1 Food and Nutrient Patterns in Human Nutrition, 12th. ed (Geissler, Catherine, Powers, Hilary eds). Elsevier, 2011. ISBN: 978702031182


This chapter aims to identify; The main sources of nutrients in Western diets. To understand the social, psychological, geographic and economic factors determining food choices and diet patterns. To appreciate the similarities and variability in food and nutrient patterns in different population groups and countries. To be aware of changing trends, over time including novel foods.