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Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Volume 15 (1993/1994), Number 3, September 1994

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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 Press in collaboration with the United Nations ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition.

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Editor: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Assistant Editor: Ms. Edwina B. Murray
Editorial Consultant: Ms. Sarah Jeffries
Senior Associate Editor—Clinical and Human Nutrition: Dr. Cutbeno Garza, Director and Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA

Senior Associate Editor-Food Science and Technology: Dr. Ricardo Bressani, Instituto de Investigaciones, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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The United Nations University, 1994
ISBN 92-808-0810-9
ISSN 0379-5721

Typeset by Asco Trade Typesetting Limited, Hong Kong
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Editorial policy

Growth monitoring

Growth-faltering rates in California, Guatemala, and Tamil Nadu: Implications for growth-monitoring programmes

Growth monitoring in the context of a primary health care programme

A low-cost tool for traditional birth attendants to identify low-birth-weight infants

Nutrition planning

Breast-feeding decline despite deteriorating socio-economic conditions

Early supplementary feeding, child development, and health policy

Nutritional profile of the population in a food-for-work project area: A case study from Samburu District, Kenya

Projects to programmes: An international perspective

Nutritional effects of export-crop production in Papua New Guinea: A review of the evidence

Nutrition indicators for development: Priority and intervention efforts

Food science

Energy-dense weaning foods liquefied by germinated-wheat amylase: Effects on viscosity, osmolality, macronutrients, and bacterial growth

Preservation of beef using bacteriostatic chemicals and solar drying

ACC/SCN statement: The control of vitamin A deficiency

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