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Recent Publications on Food and Nutrition from the United Nations University Press

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 92-808-0697-1162 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound US$30 (Developing country price: US$15)


Intra-household Resource Allocation: Issues and Methods for Development Policy and Planning
Edited by Beatrice Lorge Rogers and Nina P. Schlossman

Emphasizing the importance of understanding how resource are distributed within the household in order to design successful development programmes, this 3-pan study considers various conceptual approaches to the subject, examines different methods for collecting the information needed for analysing household resource allocation, and focuses on such key variables as how members allocate time, individual food consumption, and household flexibility in adapting to external economic and social changes.

WHTR- 73/UNUP-733 ISBN 92-BOB-0733- 1
213 pages,16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound
US$35 (Developing country price: US$17.50)

Research Methods in Nutritional Anthropology
Edited by Gretel 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-BOB-0632-7 218 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound
US$30 (Developing country price: US$15)

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 pens of the world of date 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 ISHN 92-B08 0734-x 112 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound
US$20 (Developing country price: US$10)

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. This 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 on food and nutrition.

WHTR-10/UNUP-633 ISBN 92-608-0633-5 236 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound
US$20 (Developing country price: US$ 10)

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 23.9 cm, paper-bound US$20 (Developing country price: US$10)

How to Order

Publications may be ordered by writing to: United Nations University Press, FNB/SU, The United Nations University, Toho Seimei Building, 15-1 Shibuya 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan. A complete catalogue is also available.

Microform Publishing: All publications can be obtained on microfiche

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