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Breastfeeding

Felicity Savage King, Jennifer N. Nielsen and Pooja Pandey Rana.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 11578 words.

This chapter explains the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the infant’s first 6 months of life. Breast milk contains all the nutrients and water a baby needs in an easily digested...

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Buying food

Ann Burgess and Helena Pachón.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 2838 words.

This chapter aims to enable readers to help households to budget, and know which local foods to buy. It does so by presenting a simple methodology to calculate the minimum weekly cost of a...

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Diabetes—overview and nutritional management

Chittaranjan Yajnik and Shilpa Joshi.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 2591 words.

This chapter gives an overview of type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes and their management. It explains what diabetes and insulin resistance are, the risk factors, and the dangers....

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Feeding from age 6 months to 5 years

Jennifer N. Nielsen, Pooja Pandey Rana and Victoria J. Quinn.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 8392 words.

This chapter explains how to feed babies from the age of 6 months. At this age, babies must begin complementary feeding, as well as continuing to partially breastfeed, to support the rapid...

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Feeding sick people, especially children

Andrew Tomkins and Frederick Grant.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 4594 words.

This chapter explains why it is important for sick people to eat well and gives guidelines on how to help them to do this. Infections, including malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS,...

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Feeding the household

Judith Kimiywe, Nicki Connell and Ann Burgess.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 3716 words.

This chapter gives guidelines on preparing healthy meals for the household. An example explains what factors women consider when planning meals. Using dietary guidelines based on ones used...

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Food and nutrition

Prakash S. Shetty.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics; Public Health. 20592 words.

Food and nutrition are important determinants of a wide range of diseases of public health importance worldwide. Nutrition is a broad and complex subject which includes nutrient–gene...

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Foods, food groups, and food paths

Joyce Kinabo, Mawuli Sablah and Ann Burgess.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 4374 words.

This chapter explains how foods can be grouped by their main nutrients into food groups, and how foods travel along ‘food paths’. The food groups used are: staple foods (cereals, starchy...

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Good nutrition for school-age children, adolescents, and adults

Elizabeth Kamau-Mbuthia, Judith Kimiywe and Andrew Hall.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 4225 words.

This chapter describes what to feed school-age children, adolescents, and adults. It explains why they all need healthy diets. It discusses which foods for school-age children can be...

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Helping people learn about nutrition

Jennifer N. Nielsen and Pooja Pandey Rana.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 7741 words.

This chapter explains that nutrition education means helping people make informed choices about their nutrition practices. It uses the behaviour change approach, which aims to help people...

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