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Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective
Edited by William Ml Rand, Carol T. Windham, Bonita W. Wyse, and Vernon R. Young
Knowledge of what is in the foods that are eaten around the world is of critical importance and at the same time extremely inadequate. Data on food composition underpin research and policy in a number of important areas of public health, dietetics, nutrition, and epidemiology; they are critical for key decisions of bilateral and international assistance agencies and play a major role in all phases of the food production and manufacturing industry, both locally and on a global scale. These needs stand in stark contrast to the availability and adequacy of food composition data. In this volume prominent workers in the field present their views and experiences concerning the importance of food composition data and its current problems end what must be done to improve the situation. It provides an essential introduction and survey of the field for anyone interested in or expecting to be involved with the gathering, compilation, or use of food composition data. It will also be a useful reference for university courses on food and nutrition.
WHTR-10/UNUP-633 ISBN 92-808-0633-5
240 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$20
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, 16.5 x 23.6 cm, paper-bound, US$25
2nd printing (1988)
Research Methods In Nutritional Anthropology
Edited by Gretel Pelto
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 92-808-4632-7
In press, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$20
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