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Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Volume 5, Number 2, July 1983

Table of contents

Published by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.

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The Food and Nutrition Bulletin incorporates and continues the former PAG Bulletin of the Protein-Calorie Advisory Group of the United Nations system and is published quarterly by the United Nations University in collaboration with the United Nations ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the United Nations University or the UN ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition,

All correspondence, comments, news, and notes should be addressed to: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Editor, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, The United Nations University, Cambridge Programme Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 20-A-201, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA. All material may be freely reproduced providing acknowledgement is given and a copy of the publication containing the reproduction is sent to the Bulletin.

Composition and printing of this issue of the Bulletin was done by the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

(c) The United Nations University, 1983
ISSN 0379-5721
ISBN 92-808-0492-8
2nd printing


Editorial - INFOODS, the International Food Data Systems Project

Hunger, health, and society

Nutrition intervention and evaluation: A call for reflection-in-action

Hunger, technology, and society

Preparation of weaning foods with high nutrient density using flour of germinated cereals


International network of food data systems (INFOODS): Report of a small international planning conference
User requirements for data bases and applications in nutrition research
Availability of and needs for reliable analytical methods for the assay of foods
Use of food composition data by governments
Uses of nutrient data bases for identifying nutritional relationships to public health and nutrition education in the united states
The state of food composition data: an overview with some suggestions
The data required for a food data system

Revised PAG guideline

PAG/UNU revised guideline no. 7: Human testing of novel foods

Inventory of advanced training programmes in human nutrition science

News and notes

Report of a workshop on interactions of nutrition and parasitic diseases
Report of a workshop on nutrition and the development of the child
New journal

Abstracts of selected current articles in food and nutrition

UNU sub-programme on food, nutrition, and poverty

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