Nutrition for Developing Countries

Paperback | November 14, 2015

EditorFelicity Savage King, Ann Burgess, Victoria J. Quinn

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Nutrition is an essential component of the work of all health and community workers, including those involved in humanitarian assistance, and yet it is often neglected in their basic training. Drawn from the experiences of an international editor team with extensive field experience, Nutritionfor Developing Countries brings together the essential basics of nutrition in an easily accessible form which is accurate, up-to-date and practical, and suitable for a wide range of readers at different levels. The book covers the whole life cycle, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, complementaryfeeding, older children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable women and children. The fully revised and updated edition addresses both the long standing problems of undernutrition and malnutrition, and the growing epidemic of overnutrition and obesity, which are responsible for the rapid increase in non-communicable diseases of later life. Generously illustrated, Nutrition forDeveloping Countries explains in clear simple language, and practical detail, how nutrition workers can help families with nutrition problems, including many ideas for exercises for training nutrition workers.

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Nutrition is an essential component of the work of all health and community workers, including those involved in humanitarian assistance, and yet it is often neglected in their basic training. Drawn from the experiences of an international editor team with extensive field experience, Nutritionfor Developing Countries brings together t...

Felicity Savage King graduated in medicine from the University of Oxford in 1964, specialising in child health. From 1966-1972 she was Medical Officer and Researcher in Child Health in Lusaka, Zambia, then from 1972-1977 worked in Surabaya, Indonesia, before going to work in Nyeri, Kenya from 1979-1984. Felicity was a part-time Senior ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:November 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jennifer N. Nielsen and Victoria J. Quinn: Let's get started2. Tendekayi Henry Gadaga and Ann Burgess: Nutrients and how the body uses them3. Tendekayi Henry Gadaga and Ann Burgess: Macronutrients, water and energy4. Jessica Blankenship and Louise Sserunjogi: Micronutrients5. Joyce Kinabo, Mawuli Sablah, and Ann Burgess: Foods, food groups and food paths6. Tendekayi Henry Gadaga and Mawuli Sablah: Processing and fortifying foods7. Tendekayi Henry Gadaga and Daisy R. Nyaga: Keeping food safe and clean8. nn Burgess and Helena Pachon: Buying food9. Judith Kimiywe, Nicki Connell and Ann Burgess: Feeding the household10. Felicity Savage King, Jennifer N. Nielsen and Pooja Pandey Rana: Breastfeeding11. Jennifer N. Nielsen, Pooja Pandey Rana and Victoria J. Quinn: Feeding from age six months to five years12. Elizabeth Kamau-Mbuthia, Judith Kimiywe and Andrew Hall: Good nutrition for school-age children, adolescents and adults13. Andrew Tomkins and Frederick Grant: Feeding sick people, especially children14. Victoria J. Quinn and Jennifer N. Nielsen: Understanding malnutrition15. Frederick Grant and Ann Burgess: Using body measurements to assess nutrition16. Akoto K. Osei, Frederick Grant and Elhadji Issakha Diop: Malnutrition in young children17. Frederick Grant, Martin Nankap and Elhadji Issakha Diop: Severe acute malnutrition18. Jillian L. Waid and Ann Burgess: Malnutrition in adolescent girls and women19. Elizabeth Kamau-Mbuthia and Andrew Hall: Malnutrition in school-age children, adolescent boys, men and old people20. Jessica Blankenship, Nancy J. Haselow, and Shawn K. Baker: Vitamin A deficiency21. Akoto K. Osei and Martin Nankap: Iron deficiency and anaemia22. Jessica Blankenship and Andrew Seal: Iodine, zinc and other micronutrient deficiencies23. Helene Delisle: Obesity and other nutrition-related non-communicable diseases24. Chittaranjan Yajnik, and Shilpa Joshi: Diabetes - overview and nutritional management25. Jennifer N. Nielsen, Martin Nankap and Pooja Pandey Rana: Overview of community nutrition actions26. Aminuzzaman Talukder, Frederick Grant and Ann Burgess: Improving household food security27. Jennifer N. Nielsen and Pooja Pandey Rana: Improving community nutrition, care and health28. Charity Dirorimwe, Pooja Pandey Rana and Ann Burgess: Working with communities and households29. Jennifer N. Nielsen, Pooja Pandey Rana and Martin Nankap: Helping people learn about nutrition30. Ann Burgess and Andrew Hall: Nutrition in schools31. Manisha Thanary: Training for nutritionAppendix 1. Recommended energy and nutrient intakesAppendix 2 Food composition tablesAppendix 3. Sources of selected nutrientsAppendix 4. Basic anthropometric informationAppendix 5. Keeping up-to-dateAppendix 6: Key actions to prevent the double burden of malnutrition