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Food and Nutrition Bulletin - Volume 19, Number 1

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March 1998

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Published by the United Nations University Press, Tokyo, Japan.

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Food and nutrition bulletin

Editor: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Assistant Editor: Ms. Edwina B. Murray

Manuscripts Editor: Mr. Jonathan Harrington

Senior Associate Editor - Clinical and Human Nutrition: Dr. Cutberto Garza, Director and Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA

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

Associate Editors:

Dr. Abraham Besrat, Senior Academic Officer, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Hernán Delgado, Director, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dr. Joseph Hautvast, Secretary General, IUNS, Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands

Dr. Peter Pellett, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., USA

Dr. Zewdie Wolde-Gabreil, Director, Ethiopian Nutrition Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Aree Valyasevi, Professor and Institute Consultant, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 19, no. 1

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Editorial policy

Public health nutrition

Vitamin A reduces the inhibition of iron absorption by phytates and polyphenols

Maternal preferences for consistency of complementary foods in Guatemala

Yearly household record of food from the forest for home consumption by rural villagers in north-east Thailand

Food aversions and cravings during pregnancy: Prevalence and significance for maternal nutrition in Ethiopia

Weaning foods in West Africa: Nutritional problems and possible solutions

Home gardening and access to animals in households with xerophthalmic children in rural Nepal

Determinants of the nutritional status of children in a rural African setting: The case of Chobe District, Botswana

Emergency nutrition

Food science

Food fortification: A tool for fighting hidden hunger
A lesser-known grain, Chenopodium quinoa: Review of the chemical composition of its edible parts

IFPRI report

Intrahousehold resource allocation in developing countries: Models, methods, and policies

Books received

News and notes

UNU programme on food and nutrition for human and social development

Note for contributors

Note à l’intention des auteurs

Nota para los posibles autores