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Recent and Forthcoming UNU Publications on Food and Nutrition

Identification of Food Components for INFOODS Data Interchange
by John C Klensin, Diane Feskanich, Victor Lin, A. Stewart Truswell, and David A. T. Southgate

Intended to help remedy the glaring incompleteness or inaccessibility in many parts of the world of data on the nutrient composition of foods, this book makes available for the first time a comprehensive standardization of nomenclature for international nutrient data exchange. It provides a straightforward set of rules for identifying food components precisely and constructing data bases suitable for transfer between computers.

WHTR-14/UNUP-734 ISBN 92-808-0734-x 112 pages, 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. 1-his 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 be a useful reference for university courses of' food and nutrition.

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


Research Methods in Nutritional Anthropology
Edited by Greter H. Pelto, Pertti J. Pelto, and Ellen Messer

A comprehensive manual of anthropological methodologies applicable to field studies in nutrition, this volume describes strategies of field research in nutritional anthropology, determinants and cultural components of food intake, methods for collecting and analysing data on energy expenditures, and statistical methods for nutritional anthropology.

WHTR-9/UNUP-632 ISBN 92-808-0632-7
218 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$30


Positive Deviance in Child Nutrition- With Emphasis on Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects and Implications for Development
by Marian Zeitlin, Hossein Ghassemi, and Mohamed Mansour

Children who grow and develop well in environments where most children suffer malnutrition and chronic illness provide valuable examples to guide the design of programmes aimed at the malnourished. The book examines successful interactions between care-giver and child and the social support systems that sustain them and offers goals and guidance for future research.

WHTR-12/UNUP-697 ISBN 92-808-0697-1 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$30


Methods for the Evaluation of the Impact of Food and Nutrition Programmes
Edited by David E. Sahn, Richard Lockwood, and Nevin S. Scrimshaw

This state-of-the-art discussion of methods for evaluating food and nutrition programmes focuses primarily on determining specific nutritional impact, even in circumstances where adequate baseline data are not available. It recognizes also that food and nutrition programmes can have beneficial effects going beyond traditional health impacts and gives specific attention to social, economic, behavioural, and political consequences that may accompany a feeding programme.

WHTR-6/UNUP-473 ISBN 92-808-0473-1
291 pages, 16.5x 235 cm, paper-bound, US$25


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
220 pages, 16.4 x 23.9cm, paper-bound, US$20


How to Order Publications

A complete list of UNU publications is available from the University. Publications may be ordered by writing to: The United Nations University, FNB/SU, Toho Seimei Building, 15-1 Shibuya 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan.

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