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Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Volume 13, Number 1, March 1991

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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 PAC 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. The views expressed arc those of the authors and not necessarily those of the United Nations University or the 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
Associate Editors: Dr. Hernán Delgado, Director, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala City, Guatamala
Dr. Cutberto Garza, Director and Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA
Dr. Peter Pellet. Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., USA
Dr. Aree Valyasevi, Professor and Institute Consultant. Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

© The United Nations University, 1991
ISBN 92-808-0790-0
ISSN 0379-5721

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Editorial policy

Human nutrition

The assessment of caloric adequacy

Public health nutrition

Is positive deviance in growth simply the converse of negative deviance?
Biological, nutritional, and social factors associated with intra-uterine growth retardation in Mexico City
The use of the height census of schoolchildren in Central America and Panama
The impact of maternal work status on the nutrition and health status of children

Food security

Food security issues associated with development in Thailand
Current world supplies of and requirements for essential amino acids

Food science

Health aspects of food irradiation
Traditional food-processing technology and high-protein food production
Fermented cereal gruels: Towards a solution of the weanling's dilemma
The nutritional quality and acceptability of weaning foods incorporating amaranth

Rapid assessment procedures

Rapid assessment methodologies: A conference summary

Book reviews and notices

News and notes

UNU Programme on Food and Nutrition for Human and Social Development

Note for contributors

Note ŕ l'intention des auteurs

Nota para los posibles autores

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