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Nutrition For Developing Countries

Author : Felicity Savage King
ISBN : 0192622331
Genre : Electronic books
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Nutrition for Developing Countries is both a textbook of nutrition - covering the essential facts about nutrients, nutrient needs, foods, ane meals - and at the same time a practical guide for nutrition workers - be they health workers, agricultural workers, home economists, or school teachers - or their trainers. It explains in clear simple language, and practical detail, how nutrition workers can help families with nutrition problems, how to treat malnourished children, and how to work in communities, and in schools. This information is not easily available elsewhere, and no other manual covers the subject so comprehensively. The manual is liberty illustrated, with many new drawings, as well as some from the old edition of the book. This new edition of a popular and widely-used book brings the subject up-to-date, and takes it to a slightly more advanced level, and includes new ideas on working in and with communities, and about nutrition education. It includes many ideas for exercises for training nutrition workers. Nutrition for Developing Countries fills the role of the first edition, and retains its simple approach, but covers the subject in greater depth and more widely.
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Public Health Nutrition In Developing Countries

Author : Sheila Chander Vir
ISBN : 9780857090041
Genre : Medical
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These books (in a 2-volume set, 646 and 678 pages respectively) provide public health experts, nutritionists, students, scientists, development professionals and policy makers with information on the current global scenario regarding well known public health nutrition problems and to update them with new emerging problems such as nutrition in reference to AIDS, non-communicable diseases and emerging situations.
Category: Medical

Community Nutrition For Developing Countries

Author : Norman J. Temple
ISBN : 9781927356111
Genre : Medical
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Nutrition textbooks used by universities and colleges in developing countries have very often been written by scholars who live and work in North America or the United Kingdom. And while the research and information they present is sound, the nutrition-related health challenges with which developing countries must grapple differ considerably from those found in highly industrialized Western nations. The primary aim of Community Nutrition for Developing Countries is to provide a book that meets the needs of nutritionists and other health professionals living and working in developing countries. Written by both scholars and practitioners, the volume draws on their wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of nutrition in developing countries to provide nutrition professionals with all the information they require. Each chapter addresses a specific nutrition challenge currently faced by developing countries such as food security, food safety, disease prevention, maternal health, and effective nutrition policy. In addition, the volume serves as an invaluable resource for those developing and implementing nutrition education programmes. With an emphasis on nutritional education as a means to prevent disease and effectively manage health disorders, it is the hope of the nearly three dozen contributors to this work that it will enhance the health and well-being of low-income populations throughout the world.
Category: Medical

Nutrition And Health In Developing Countries

Author : Richard David Semba
ISBN : 1597454648
Genre : Medical
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This updated and expanded book was written with the underlying conviction that global health and nutrition problems can only be solved through a firm understanding of the different levels of causality and the interactions between the various determinants. This volume provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries.
Category: Medical

Human Nutrition In The Developing World

Author : Michael C. Latham
ISBN : 925103818X
Genre : Medical
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In this publication, Professor Michael Latham draws upon his far-reaching experience in the field of international nutrition to provide a rich source of information about nutrition science, public health, food science and public policy. The text summarizes key points in human nutrition and provides information about protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Special emphasis is given to the nutritional needs of infants, children, mothers and the elderly. Basic information about foods commonly found in the diets of Africans, Asians and Latin Americans is given. The book focuses on the nutritional and health consequences of inadequate food consumption. Each major nutritional disorder is described and factors contributing to malnutrition such as low food production, food insecurity, poor health status and social and cultural factors are reviewed. [This is a reprint of the 1997 edition.]
Category: Medical

The Importance Of Women S Status For Child Nutrition In Developing Countries

Author : Lisa C. Smith
ISBN : 9780896291348
Genre : Social Science
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Until recently the role of women's social status in determining their children's nutritional health went largely unnoticed. That is, until researchers began to ponder the Asian Enigma- the question of why malnutrition is much more prevalent among children in South Asia than in Sub-Saharan Africa, even though South Asia surpasses Sub-Saharan Africa in most of the principal determinants of child nutrition. This report uses data from 36 countries in three developing regions to establish empirically that women's status, defined as women's power relative to men's, is an important determinant of children's nutritional status. It finds that the pathways through which status influences child nutrition and the strength of that influence differ considerably from one region to another. Where women's status is low, this research proves unequivocally that policies to eradicate gender discrimination not only benefit women but also their children.
Category: Social Science

Nutrition In Children In Developing Countries

Author : Panna Choudhary
ISBN : 8172252013
Genre : Children
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This publication provides comprehensive ?state-of-the-art? information on the subject pertinent to developing countries, particularly India. Besides serving as a textbook, this volume is also intended to provide practical guidelines for day-to-day nutrition-related problems; serve as reference material for researchers, help provide practical leads to planners and sensitize the reader to ongoing National Nutrition Programmes.
Category: Children

Food Habits And Consumption In Developing Countries

Author : Adel P. den Hartog
ISBN : 9789076998947
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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During the last decade the food and nutrition situation in developing countries has changed dramatically. For better or worse, urbanization and globalization have altered the diet and nutrition in both rural and urban areas. In many developing countries a persistent level of under nutrition exists both in rural areas and in urban slums due to less access to food needed for an active and healthy life. On the other hand, over-nutrition, or eating too much, has emerged among the middle-income groups. It is essential to have a better understanding of how people deal with their food in developing countries, in order to plan and implement food and nutrition programmes.This manual deals with the process of changing food habits and consumption patterns in developing countries. Nutritional implications, together with practical information is discussed in relationship to conducting field surveys. Part one of the manual provides insight into the dynamics of food habits and consumption and its socio-economic and cultural dimensions. Part two gives practical information on small scale surveys to be carried out within the framework of a nutrition issue; including data collecting on food habits and the measurement of food intake. This manual addresses professionals with practical or academic training and those who are involved in various types of food and nutrition programmes or related activities. It can also be used as a handbook in food and nutrition training courses at higher and at academic level.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Nutrition And Development

Author : BISWAS M..
ISBN : 0192614436
Genre : Developing countries
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The links between nutrition and national development are complex, and developmental policies are often implemented without an appreciation of their nutritional implications. This long-needed study clarifies this relationship and examines the impact of government policy on nutrition. Nine chapters, written by experts with broad experience in policy formulation and implementation, consider the nature of malnutrition, the impact of research and development on food supply, the effect of increased industrialization on agricultural output, and the need to integrate nutrition, and health and population programs. Two final chapters present case studies of India and Indonesia.
Category: Developing countries

Nutrition Issues In Developing Countries

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309040921
Genre : Medical
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This book considers two important international nutrition issues, provides a scientific evaluation, and proposes strategies for intervention at the community level. Part I, Diarrheal Diseases, considers the dietary and nutritional factors that may affect the risk of contracting diarrheal disease and presents programmatic implications of these findings. Part II, Diet and Activity During Pregnancy and Lactation, examines data on the extent to which women in the developing world are known to reduce or otherwise alter their activities and diets as a result of childbearing.
Category: Medical

Handbook Of Nutrition And Pregnancy

Author : Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
ISBN : 9781597451123
Genre : Medical
File Size : 61.93 MB
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This is an easy-to-use handbook written for the clinician and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. The authors provide historical perspective and background to support recommendations which are provided in each chapter. Importantly for the practitioners, recommendations and guidelines have been summarized and provided in tables that are easy to locate and interpret. This book discusses relevant topics in the scientific community such as determining to what extent prenatal and perinatal environmental factors are linked to childhood and adult obesity and chronic diseases.
Category: Medical

Nutrition And Health In A Developing World

Author : Saskia de Pee
ISBN : 9783319437392
Genre : Medical
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This third edition reviews the epidemiology, policies, programs and outcome indicators that are used to determine improvements in nutrition and health that lead to development. This greatly expanded third edition provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries. Policies and programs that address the social and economic determinants of nutrition and health are now gaining in importance as methods to improve the status of the most vulnerable people in the world. This volume provides the most current research and strategies so that policy makers, program managers, researchers and students have knowledge and resources that they can use to advance methods for improving the public’s health and the development of nations. The third edition of Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries takes on a new context where the word “developing” is now a verb and not an adjective.
Category: Medical

Health Food And Nutrition In Third World Development

Author : Pradip K. Ghosh
ISBN : MINN:319510009866602
Genre : Social Science
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The development of effective health, food, and nutrition policies are essential to the rapid economic and social development of Third World countries. The essays in this volume cover basic issues such as development of the food supply, health care programs, the human environment, nutrition and malnutrition, the politics of food scarcity, and the impact of health and nutrition on the economy.
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Nutrition And Development

Author : BNF (British Nutrition Foundation)
ISBN : 9781118541111
Genre : Medical
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This Task Force report reviews the evidence that the seeds ofmany adult diseases are sown in utero and in infancy. The report,written by experts in the field, summarises current knowledge inthis area. It illustrates how early life nutrition can bring aboutchanges in organ development and function, thus programming risk ofdisease in adult life. It also considers what might be done inearly life to reduce the burden of future ill health. Nutrition and Development: Short- and Long-Term Consequencesfor Health includes chapters on the history of this topic area,normal growth and development, and current recommendations andpractice in relation to nutrition and diet in early life. Chaptersexploring the possible mechanisms and pathways of critical windowsfor development cover the effects of diet and nutrition in earlylife on organ and skeletal development, the role of sex hormones inprogramming disease susceptibility, the establishment ofgastrointestinal microbiota, and the impact of early life nutritionon cognitive and neurological development. This new report: • describes how development occurs and explores howchanges in the fetal and postnatal environment, such as over- orunder-nutrition, can result in permanent alterations infunction; • explains how diet and nutrition in early life canaffect risk of adult disease, with specific chapters on allergicdisease and asthma, bone health, cancer, cardiovascular disease,cognitive function, diabetes and obesity; • includes a summary of the key points, as well asrecommendations in each chapter to help fill the gaps in ourknowledge; • provides an overview of the main messages in apractical question and answer format suitable for lay readers. Nutrition and Development is an important informationresource for those involved in research and teaching in the healthsciences sector and is also of value to those involved in makingdecisions about health policy. It will be of interest to a broadrange of health professionals, the food industry and those whowrite and broadcast about the effects of food on health.
Category: Medical

Globalization Of Food Systems In Developing Countries

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 925105228X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Includes papers and case studies presented at a FAO workshop held in Rome, Italy from 8 to 10 October 2003
Category: Business & Economics