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Recent and Forthcoming UNU Publications on Food and Nutrition

Effective Communications for Nutrition In Primary Health Care
Edited by Jean E. Andersen and Aree Valyasevi

Concentrating on the experiences of developing countries, this book advocates the effective communication of nutrition and health information as a key component of primary health care. It provides a framework for evaluating nutrition communications needs, methodological guidelines, and suggestions for programme evaluation.

WHTR-11/UNUP-634 ISBN 92-808-0634-3
In press, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$20


Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective
Edited by William M. Rand, Carol T. Windham, Bonita W. Wyse, and Vernon R. Young

Knowledge of the composition of the foods eaten around the world is of critical importance for research and policy in public health, dietetics, and nutrition. Data on food composition, however, are extremely inadequate. This volume, examining the current problems of the field and what is needed to improve the situation, provides an essential introduction and survey of the subject for anyone who will be involved in gathering, compiling, or using food composition data. It will also be a useful reference for university courses on food and nutrition.

WHTR-10/UNUP-633 ISBN 92-808-0633-5
240 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$20


Interfaces between Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Science
Edited by K.T. Achaya

This book aims at providing higher quality foods to improve people's nutritional status by developing strategies for more effective co-ordination between agricultural production and post-harvest technology and their impacts on human nutrition. It is the report of a workshop dealing specifically with South Asia but focuses on food grains and legumes that form the staple diet of about 800 million people throughout the semi-arid tropics.

WHTR-7/UNUP-478 ISBN 92-808-0478-2
408 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound, US$30


Nutrition and Development
Edited by Margaret R. Biswas and Per Pinstrup-Andersen

This publication, now available in paperback, aims to define the nature of the problems of malnutrition in all its dimensions and examine the impact of development policies. It stresses the need for integrating nutrition, health, and population programmes for sustained development. Case studies from India and Indonesia are included.

DSDB- 12/UNUP-526
ISBN 0-19-261443-6 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-19-261734-6 (paper-bound)
190 pages, 16 x 24 cm
Published with Oxford University Press. Order from Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK.


Rapid Assessment Procedures for Nutrition and Primary Health Care: Anthropological Approaches to Improving Programme Effectiveness
by Susan C.M. Scrimshaw and Elena Hurtado

Rapid Assessment Procedures refers to a simple, quick method of evaluating nutrition and primary health care programmes; its significance lies in its ability to produce immediately useful information for the improvement of programme activities quickly and cheaply. The guide includes sample data collection instruments, examples of field techniques, and a discussion of data management and analysis.

DSDB- 181UNUP-661 ISBN 0-8 7903-11 1-5
80 pages, 21.7 x 27 8 cm, paper-bound
Also available in Spanish.
Published with the UCLA Latin American Center. Order from the UCLA Latin American Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA.


How to Order Publications

A complete list of UNU publications is available from the University. Except as otherwise indicated above, publications may be ordered by writing to Academic Publication Services, The United Nations University, Toho Seimei Building, 15-1 Shibuya 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan.

Microform Publishing: All UNU publications can be obtained on microfiche.

Food and Nutrition Bulletin
ISBN 92-808-0704-8
ISSN 0379-5721

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