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Improving diets and nutrition : food-based approaches / edited by Brian Thompson, Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Leslie Amoroso, Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Thompson, Brian, 1953- (editor of compilation.). Amoroso, Leslie, 1977- (editor of compilation.). C.A.B. International, (issuing body.). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (issuing body.).
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Subject: Nutrition.
Malnutrition > prevention & control.
Developing Countries.
Nutrition Policy.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Plant Production.
Animal Husbandry and Production, (New March 2000)
Food Processing (General)
Food Storage and Preservation.
Food Composition and Quality.
Human Nutrition (General)
Nutrition related Disorders and Therapeutic Nutrition.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xlix, 403 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, charts
  • Publisher: Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ; 2014.

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General Note: "Published jointly by CAB International and FAO"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Overview -- Policy and programme experiences -- Contributions of FAO departments and divisions -- Conclusion.
Abstract: This book is composed of 35 papers presented at the 2010 International Symposium on Food and Nutrition Security, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The symposium aimed to document evidence that demonstrates the impact, effectiveness and sustainability of food-based approaches for improving diets and raising levels of nutrition, in order to achieve food and nutrition security. The papers were contributed by world-renowned international experts as well as FAO's Departments and Divisions on the linkages between nutrition and agriculture and on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food-based approaches. The papers are arranged around the following topics: (i) initiatives to expand the availability and accessibility of plant and animal food in adequate quality and quantity; (ii) changes of food habits and choices towards more diverse and nutritious diets; (iii) food processing, preservation and storage at household and community level; (iv) improved nutrition education and health service delivery; and (v) capacity building at community, national and regional levels for improving food and nutrition security and addressing specific nutrient deficiencies. This book is divided into 4 parts. Part I features an overview of nutritional problems in Developing Countries and nutrition security through community agriculture, as well as a review of relationships between, and policy interventions for, food systems and human nutrition. Part II features papers on policy and programme experience, while Part III includes the contributions of the FAO departments and divisions. The last part presents the conclusion, and includes selected findings and recommendations from the symposium. These proceedings are a useful resource for decision and policy makers, programme planners and implementers, and health workers, all of which work to combat hunger and malnutrition. Likewise, they will have appeal for professionals in the field of food security, nutrition, public health, horticulture, agronomy, animal science, food marketing, information, education, communication, food technology and development.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print format.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed June 2, 2014).
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