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Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Volume 10 , Number 4, December 1988


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Published by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.

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The Food and Nutrition Bulletin incorporates and continues the PAG Bulletin of the former 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 ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition.

All correspondence concerning the content of the Bulletin, comments, news, and notices should be sent to the editor at the Cambridge office address given above. All material may be freely reproduced provided acknowledgement is given and a copy of the publication containing the reproduction is sent to the Bulletin.

Editorial policy

The Food and Nutrition Bulletin is intended to make available policy analyses, state-of-the-art summaries, and original scientific articles relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. It is not intended for the publication of scientific articles of principal interest only to individuals in a single discipline or within a single country or region. Notices of relevant books and other publications will be published if they are received for review. The Bulletin is also a vehicle for notices of forthcoming international meetings that satisfy the above criteria and for summaries of such meetings.

The Food and Nutrition Bulletin also serves as the principal outlet for the publication of reports of working groups and other activities of the UN ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition (SCN) and its Advisory Group on Nutrition. The SCN itself is a focal point for co-ordinating activities of FAO, WHO, UNICEF, the UNU, Unesco, the World Bank, the World Food Programme, the World Food Council, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other bodies of the United Nations system which have an interest in food and nutrition.

Unsolicited manuscripts of articles of the type published in this and previous issues may be sent to the editor at the Cambridge office address given above. They must be typed, double-spaced, with complete references and must include original copy for any figures used (see the "Note for contributors" in the back of this issue). All articles submitted will be reviewed promptly and the author will be notified of the editorial decision. Any disciplinary or conceptual approach relevant to problems of world hunger and malnutrition is welcome, and controversy over some of the articles is anticipated. Letters to the editor are encouraged and will be printed if judged to have an adequate basis and to be of sufficient general interest.

It is expressly understood that articles published in the Bulletin do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations University or of any United Nations organization. The views expressed and the accuracy of the information on which they are based are the responsibility of the authors. Some articles in the Bulletin are reports of various international committees and working groups and do represent the consensus of the individuals involved; whether or not they also represent the opinions or policies of the sponsoring organizations is expressly stated.

The United Nations University is an organ of the United Nations established by the General Assembly in 1972 to be an international community of scholars engaged in research, advanced training, and the dissemination of knowledge related to the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare. Its activities focus mainly on peace and conflict resolution, development in a changing world, and science and technology in relation to human welfare. The University operates through a worldwide network of research and postgraduate training centres, with its planning and co-ordinating headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Staff in the Cambridge office for the United Nations University projects on food and nutrition

Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Project Director for Food and Nutrition, and Editor. Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Mrs. Sarah Jeffries, Editorial Consultant, Food and Nutrition Bulletin*
Ms. Karen Mitzner, Supplements Editor*
Ms. Rebecca Chamberlain, Fellowship Officer*

* Part time.

The United Nations University, 1988
WHFNB-40/UNUP-723
ISBN 92-808-0723-4
ISSN 0379-5721

Printed in Hong Kong


Contents

Editorial policy

Public health nutrition

Growth monitoring: A brief literature review of current knowledge
Breast-feeding and AIDS
Community-based food and nutrition surveillance as an instrument of socio-economic development in Central America: A point of view
Training and personnel issues in the introduction of social and behavioural components into nutrition programmes and research
Integrating nutrition into programmes of primary health care

Women and nutrition

Selected socio-economic, environmental, maternal, and child factors associated with the nutritional status of infants and toddlers
The role of maternal literacy and nutrition knowledge in determining children's nutritional status

Food science

Educating health workers and villagers on the dietary uses of soy foods in Madhya Pradesh, India
An improved soy-processing technology to help alleviate protein malnutrition in India
Reduction in the dietary bulk of soya-fortified bulgur wheat gruels with wheat-based amylase-rich food

Food and nutrition policy

Children as human capital?
Determining the beneficiaries of cheap-food policies in Trinidad and Tobago

Book reviews and notices

News and notes

Note for contributors

Note a l'intention des auteurs

Nota para los posibles autores

Recent UNU Publications on Food and Nutrition


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