Introduces prospective and practicing health professionals interested in nutritional care to the planning, intervention, and evaluation services they will be called upon to provide to individuals and groups. KEY TOPICS: Outlines the historical evolution of community nutrition and its current, changing environment. Considers the application of food and nutrition principles as a process, views its users as customers, replaces the concept of "hospital" with "community health facilities." Presents the Community Nutrition Paradigm to help readers conceptualize and define the organization and management roles in a practice setting. Provides an overview of the needs of special populations (e.g., pregnant women, infants, children, adult men and women, and the elderly). Explains the community programs and services that serve these groups with special nutrition needs. Features chapter-length coverage of cultural diversity. Emphasizes the use of information technology and includes a grant-writing practice activity. MARKET: For prospective and practicing health care professionals involved with community nutrition.