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Effective Communications for Nutrition In Primary Health Care

Edited by Joan E Andersen and Area Valyasavi

Concentrating on the experiences of developing countries, this volume advocates the effective communication of nutrition and health information as a key component of primary health care. The book provides a framework for evaluating nutrition communications needs, methodological guidelines, and suggestions for programme evaluation.

WHTH-11/UNUP-634 ISBN 92-808-0634-3
220 pages, 16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$20


Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective

Edited by William M. 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 and 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


Positive Deviance In Child Nutrition, with Emphasis on Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects and Implications for Development

by Marian Zeitlin, Hossein Ghassemi, and Mohamed Mansour

Positive deviance refers to children who grow and develop well in impoverished environments where most children are victims of malnutrition and chronic illness. These exceptional children are important as examples of successful child care behaviour and community support systems that can be applied when designing policies and programmes aimed at the malnourished. The first half of this volume discusses the relationships between child growth and care-giver-child interactions, mother-child characteristics, and the social support systems in which the interactions are spawned and sustained. Following conclusions and policy recommendations, the second half offers aguide to future research, including goals, solutions to methodological problems, and a pilot project model.

WHTR-12/UNUP-697 ISBN 92-808-0697-1
16.4 x 23.9 cm, paper-bound, US$30

In recent years a multidisciplinary approach to problems of nutrition has developed. Out of the collaboration between nutritionists and anthropologists and other social scientists has emerged the new discipline of nutritional anthropology, whose theory and methodologies are having an important influence on the methods used in nutrition field studies.

Research Methods in Nutritional Anthropology constitutes a unique guide for applying anthropological methods in studies related to nutrition programme planning, development, and evaluation. The book's emphasis is on specific methodological problems likely to be important in fieldbased nutrition studies; following a general discussion of the methodological options and strategies for field research, the authors concentrate on specialized issues such as methods for studying nutritionally related social behaviour and household functioning, the determinants and cultural components of food intake, analysis of energy expenditure, and statistical methodologies.

The present volume should prove a valuable contribution to further developing and refining methodological design and application for nutrition research.

ISBN 92-808-0632-7
United Nations Sales No. E.89.III.A.4
03000 P

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