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Nutrition for Developing Countries

With Special Reference to the Maize, Cassava and Millet Areas of Africa

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Nutrition for Developing Countries: With Special Reference to the Maize, Cassava and Millet Areas of Africa by Felicity Savage-King
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Nutrition for Developing Countries is both a textbook of nutrition - covering the essential facts about nutrients, nutrient needs, foods, ane meals - and at the same time a practical guide for nutrition workers - be they health workers, agricultural workers, home economists, or school teachers - or their trainers. It explains in clear simple language, and practical detail, how nutrition workers can help families with nutrition problems, how to treat malnourished children, and how to work in communities, and in schools. This information is not easily available elsewhere, and no other manual covers the subject so comprehensively. The manual is liberty illustrated, with many new drawings, as well as some from the old edition of the book. This new edition of a popular and widely-used book brings the subject up-to-date, and takes it to a slightly more advanced level, and includes new ideas on working in and with communities, and about nutrition education. It includes many ideas for exercises for training nutrition workers. Nutrition for Developing Countries fills the role of the first edition, and retains its simple approach, but covers the subject in greater depth and more widely.

Table of Contents

Nutrients and how the body uses them; Carbohydrates, fats, and energy; Protein; Micronutrients and water; Foods; Food processing; Keeping foods safe and clean; Preparing meals for the family; The cost of meals and budgeting; Breastfeeding; Starting other foods; Feeding older children and adults; Feeding sick people, especially children; Growth and development; Using growth charts to help families; Undernutrition in children; Severe protein-energy malnutrition; Undernutrition in women; How health workers can help; Nutritional anaemia; Iodine deficiency disorders; Overnutrition and related disorders; How to help people lose weight; The food paths; Nutrition and the environment; Food security; Working with communities; Working with families; Helping people to learn about nutrition; Group feeding programmes; Nutrition in schools; Training for nutrition
Release date Australia
January 7th, 1993
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
numerous line drawings and tables
Oxford University Press
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