Global nutrition

Joan Webster-Gandy

Edited by Angela Madden and Michelle Holdsworth

in Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199585823
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730658 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Global nutrition

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Global nutrition problems - Types of childhood ‘malnutrition’ - The consequences of undernutrition in low-income countries - Infant feeding - Causes of global undernutrition - Millennium development goals - Iron deficiency anaemia globally - Iodine deficiency disorders globally - Vitamin A deficiency globally - Nutrition transition - Nutrition in emergencies - Common types of malnutrition seen in humanitarian emergencies - Anthropometric surveys to assess for acute undernutrition - Food security - Tackling acute undernutrition in low-income countries

Chapter.  4544 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dietetics

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