Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide

Barbara J. Mayfield, MS, RDN, FAND, Editor
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This authoritative guide provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and deliver all types of communication in a variety of settings.

  • Release Date: August 20, 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-88091-017-0
  • 699 pages
  • SKU 017020
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$69.99
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"While it might seem like some people have a natural knack for communicating, no one starts out a communications expert. You get there by stepping into the ring and keeping at it, integrating the tools of the trade, and building your skills along the way. This comprehensive text, filled with the insights of the best in the business, is your trusty companion for doing so."
-Ellie Krieger, MS, RDN, Award-Winning Cookbook Author, Columnist, and Television Personality

Written and reviewed by experienced nutrition communicators and educators, this authoritative guide provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and deliver all types of communication in a variety of settings. Students, interns, and practitioners alike will find this to be an indispensable resource. The book's 42 chapters are presented in 8 sections, each with an opening showcase featuring a communication success story and applied advice. Highlights of the chapters include guidance on:

  • Writing and interpreting scientific research
  • Developing science-based messages
  • Addressing misinformation
  • Customizing communications to various audiences
  • Delivering effective presentations
  • Mastering media interviews
  • Using social media, websites, videos, and demonstrations
  • Communicating in business settings—and much more!

Theoretical background for best practices in nutrition communication is addressed throughout to help build foundational knowledge and skills. This is rounded out with words of experience, hands-on strategies, and real-life stories in every chapter, along with objectives, checklists and key takeaways.

CPEU: 14

Free sample pages include the table of contents, foreword, sample chapter, index and more.


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  • Release Date: August 20, 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-88091-017-0
  • 699 pages
  • SKU 017020