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Executive summary

National pyramid for advanced training

Disciplinary and interdisciplinary breadth required for dealing with food and nutrition issues

Role of training for specific skills through short courses, workshops, and in-service training

Capacity-building for research

Sponsors

Participants

Experience of international food and nutrition initiatives for developing countries

Abstract

Introduction

Experience of the United Nations University in capacity-building

The Joint AAU/UNU Regional Food and Nutrition Project for Africa

Training courses

Discussion and conclusions

References

“Public nutrition”: The need for cross-disciplinary breadth in the education of applied nutrition professionals

Abstract

The concept of public nutrition

The present study

Results

Curriculum content: Responses of graduates of US programmes

Potential effectiveness of public nutrition education for improving nutrition

Professional definitions within public nutrition: Is it nutrition?

Institutional structure

Conclusion

References

Advanced training in food and nutrition: Disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and problem-oriented approaches

Abstract

Introduction

Limitations of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches

Pragmatic limitations

Epistemological limitations and instrumental limitations

Normative limitations

The problem-oriented approach

Elements of a problem-oriented training programme

Conclusions

References

Disciplinary and interdisciplinary breadth required for dealing with modern food and nutrition issues for countries in transition

Abstract

Introduction

Implementing nutrition for populations in transition

Thailand’s nutritional development

A new approach is needed

Capacity-building for countries in transition

A proposed direction

A final note

References

Developing a national training pyramid

Abstract

Introduction

Levels and types of training according to proportion and categories of personnel

Conclusions

References

Role of training for specific skills through short courses, workshops, and in-service training

Abstract

Background

Past and present training efforts

Shortfalls in nutrition training efforts

New directions

Advantages of short courses

The role of long-term partnerships

References

Working Group report on disciplinary and interdisciplinary breadth required for dealing with food and nutrition issues

Background

Specific objectives

Implementation

Addressing remaining issues

Monitoring progress

References

Working Group report on developing a national pyramid for advanced training in food and nutrition

Background

Description of the national training pyramid

Components of a national advanced training pyramid

Projected needs and functions

Strategies for implementation

Long- and medium-term learning indicators of success

Reference

Working Group report on the role of short-term training for institutional capacity-building

Background

Short-term training defined

Objectives of short-term training

Targets for a short-term training programme

Present institutional capabilities in conduct of short-term training and resource requirements

Methods

Monitoring and evaluation

Working Group report on capacity-building in research

Background and context

Goals

Implementation

Action steps

Time frame

Indicators of impact (expected results)

Anthropometric reference data for international use: Recommendations from a WHO Expert Committee

Abstract

Introduction

The foetus and newborn infant

Infants and children

Adolescents

Adults

Adults 60 years of age and older

Conclusion

Acknowledgements

References

Child malnutrition and feeding practices in Malawi

Abstract

Introduction

Data and methods

Univariate results

Multivariate results

Discussion

Policy implications

Acknowledgements

References

Improved retinol, carotene, ferritin, and folate status in Nuxalk teenagers and adults after a health promotion programme

Abstract

Introduction

Methods

Results

Discussion

Acknowledgements

References

Books received

News and notes

Note for contributors

Note à l’intention des auteurs

Nota para los posibles autores

Food and Nutrition Bulletin subscription form

Title of interest