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Community Nutrition for Developing Countries

Written by both scholars and practitioners, the volume draws on their wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of nutrition in developing countries to provide nutrition professionals with the proper tools for the assessment and evaluation of nutritional status. Each chapter addresses a specific nutrition challenge currently faced by developing countries such as food security, food safety, disease prevention, maternal health, and effective nutrition policy. In addition, the volume serves as an invaluable resource for those developing and implementing nutrition education programmes. With an emphasis on nutritional education as a means to prevent disease and effectively manage health disorders, it is the hope of the nearly three dozen contributors to this work that it will enhance the health and wellbeing of low-income populations throughout the world.

540 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword / Frits Pannekoek



Part 1 The Food and Nutrition Situation in Developing Countries

1. A Human Rights–Based Approach to Community and Public Nutrition: Theoretical Underpinnings and Evolving Experiences / Wenche Barth Eide and Eleni M. W. Maunder

2. Food Security, Dietary Diversity, and Biodiversity: A Discussion on Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries / Mieke Faber and Friede Wenhold

3. Food Cultures: Different Cultural Perspectives and Different Diets / Folake Samuel and Neelam Makhani

4. The Nutrition Transition in Developing Countries / H. H. Esté Vorster and Lesley T. Bourne

Part 2 Lifecycle Nutrition

5. Nutrition During the First One Thousand 1000 Days of Life, Part I: Pregnancy and Lactation / Lisanne M. du Plessis and Celeste E. Naude

6. Nutrition During the First One Thousand 1000 Days of Life, Part II: Infant Feeding and Development / Lisanne M. du Plessis, Celeste E. Naude, and Rina Swart

7. Nutrition for School-age Children: Assessment, Analysis, and Action / Friede Wenhold, Ellen Muehlhoff , and H. Salome Kruger

8. Nutrient Requirements and Factors Affecting Nutritional Status in Older Adults / Karen E. Charlton, Monica Ferreira, and Jean M. Fourie

Part 3 The Role of Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease Therapy

9. Nutritional Management of Multiple Nutrient Deficiencies / Michael K. Hendricks, H. Salome Kruger, and Thandi Puoane

10. Nutritional Management of HIV/AI

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