Encyclopedia of Food and Health

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Academic Press, 26 aug. 2015 - 4006 pagina's

The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs.

  • Identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies
  • Explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health
  • Compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants
  • Contains coverage of all areas of food science and health in nearly 700 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter
 

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Over de auteur (2015)

Professor Benjamin Caballero has over 20 years of experience as a scholar, researcher and leader in the area of child health and nutrition. He obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires and his PhD (in neuroendocrine regulation) from MIT. He started his faculty career at Harvard Medical School and moved to Johns Hopkins in 1990 to found the Center for Human Nutrition. Dr. Caballero is a recognized expert on the nutritional needs of children and adults, and on nutrient requirements in undernourished populations. He has focused on the problem of childhood obesity in the US and in developing countries and explored the impact of dietary transition and globalization on health indicators. He is an active participant in key scientific committees advising the US government on issues of diet and health. Dr. Caballero is an active leader in the area of global health, specifically on diet, lifestyle and disease risk. Awards include the Ancel Keys Prize for achievements in international public health.

Paul Finglas, Head of the Food Databanks National Capability and Research Leader in Food and Health, Institute of Food Research, UK

Fidel Toldra holds a PhD in Chemistry (1984) and is Research Professor at the Instituto de Agroqumica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (CSIC) located in Paterna (Valencia, Spain) where he leaders the group on Biochemistry, technology and innovation of meat and meat products. He was a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, 1985-86) and visiting scientist at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin, 1991 and 1995), and the Institute of Food Research (Bristol, UK, 1987). Prof. Toldra has filed 11 patents, published over 325 manuscripts in scientific journals and >145 chapters of books. He holds an h index of 62.

His research interests are focused on food biochemistry and the development of new analytical methodologies, focusing on the improvement of quality, safety, nutrition and health of foods of animal origin, especially meat and meat products.

Prof. Toldra is the Editor of Trends in Food Science and Technology (2005-current) and Associate Editor of Meat Science (2014-current); he was Editor-in-Chief of Current Nutrition & Food Science and section Editor of the Journal of Muscle Foods. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Food Chemistry, Current Opinion in Food Science, Journal of Food Engineering, Food Analytical Methods, Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, Recent Patents in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Food Science & Nutrition, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Food Science & Human Wellness, Heliyon, Data in Brief, Food Production, Processing & Nutrition, Current Research in Food Science and Food Chemistry X. He has edited/Co-edited more than 54 books for known publishers (CRC Press, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Academic Press and Elsevier). He is one of the 3 Editors-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Food and Health (2015, Academic Press/Elsevier).

Prof. Toldra has received the 1992 Iber Award on Food and Cardiovascular Diseases, the 2001 Danone Institute Award in Food, Nutrition and Health, the 2002 International Prize for Meat Science and Technology given by the International Meat Secretariat, the 2002 GEA award on R+D activity in agro-food, the 2010 Distinguished Research Award and the 2014 Meat processing Award, both of the American Meat Science Association and the 2015 Dupont Science Award, the 2019 Award for the Advancement of Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the ANICE 2019 Award Josť Flores to Innovation from the National Association of Spanish Meat Industries. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFOST) and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Prof. Toldra served at Panels on Food Additives and on Flavorings, enzymes, processing aids and food contact materials of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA, 2003-15) and Chairman of the Working groups on Irradiation (2009-10), Processing Aids (2011-14) and Enzymes (2010-15). In 2008-09 he joined the FAO/WHO group of experts to evaluate chlorine-based disinfectants in the processing of foods.

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