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Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Volume 16, Number 2, June 1995

Table of Contents

Published by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.

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The Food and Nutrition Bulletin incorporates and continues the PAG 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.

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Editor: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Assistant Editor: Ms. Edwina B. Murray
Editorial Consultant: Ms. Sarah Jeffries
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, Instituto 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 Pellet, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., USA
Dr. Zewdie WoldeGebriel, Director, Ethiopian Nutrition Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dr. Aree Valyasevi, Professor and Institute Consultant, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Surveillance for actions towards better nutrition

Editorial introduction
Towards an improved strategy for nutrition surveillance
Nutrition surveillance: A planners' perspective
Nutrition surveillance: Use of information for programme planning and management
Community-based surveillance for action towards health and nutrition: Experience in Thailand
Nutrition surveillance in a situation of recurrent natural disasters
Nutrition surveillance Bangladesh: A useful tool for policy planning at the local and national levels

Public health nutrition

Intermittent iron supplementation in Chinese preschool children is efficient and safe
The consequences of seasonal food insecurity for individual food-consumption patterns in north-western Benin

Materials and methods

Food policy

Income and food-consumption behaviour in China: A structural - shift analysis

Materials and methods

World balance of dietary essential amino acids relative to the 1989 FAO/WHO protein scoring pattern

Computations and findings

Food science

Amylase activity of some roots and sprouted cereals an beans

Books received
Note for contributors
Note ŕ l'intention des auteurs
Nota para posibles autores
Title of interest

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