Improving Diets and Nutrition: Food-based Approaches

Improving Diets and Nutrition: Food-based Approaches

By: B. Thompson (editor), L. Amoroso (editor)Hardback

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Nutrition-sensitive, food-based approaches towards hunger and malnutrition are effective, sustainable and long-term solutions. This book discusses the policy, strategic, methodological, technical and programmatic issues associated with such approaches. Best practices for the design, targeting, implementation and evaluation of specific interventions, and presents improved methodologies for evaluating their efficacy and cost-effectiveness and presented. This book also provides practical lessons for advancing nutrition-sensitive, food-based approaches at policy and programme level.

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Brian Thompson, MSc in Human Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, is a nutritionist with over 30 years of international development experience. He is Senior Nutrition Officer in the Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division of FAO dealing with Nutrition Security and Policy. Leslie Amoroso has a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning for Developing Countries with emphasis on food and nutrition security and livelihood issues from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), Venice, Italy. She has extensive international experience in food and nutrition security policy and programme-related activities, with childhood, gender and HIV/AIDS components, in Ethiopia, The Gambia and Nicaragua. Since 2007, she has been working as a Nutrition Consultant in the Nutrition Security and Policy Group, Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division, FAO, where she provides advice and support to policy, strategy, capacity building, advocacy and programme activities aimed at improving food and nutrition security among vulnerable population groups.


About the Editors Contributors Contributor Biographies Foreword Preface 1 Preface 2: Address on behalf of the 1billionhungry project Preface 3: Welcome Address Preface 4: Opening Address Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Overview 1 Perspective on Nutritional Problems in Developing Countries: Nutrition Security Through Community Agriculture 2 Food Systems and Human Nutrition: Relationships and Policy Interventions Part II. Policy and Programme Experiences 3 Enhancing the Performance of Food-based Strategies to Improve Micronutrient Status and Associated Health Outcomes in Young Children from Poor Resource Households in Low-income Countries: Challenges and Solutions 4 Food-based Approaches for Combating Malnutrition - Lessons Lost? 5 Critical Issues to Consider in the Selection of Crops in a Food-based Approach to Improve Vitamin A Status - Based on a South African Experience 6 Contribution of Homestead Food Production to Improved Household Food Security and Nutritional Status - Lessons Learned from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines 7 The Under-estimated Impact of Food-based Interventions 8 The Current Nutritional Status in China 9 Integrating Nutrition into Agricultural and Rural Development Policies: the Brazilian Experience of Building an Innovative Food and Nutrition Security Approach 10 Gender Informed Nutrition and Agriculture (GINA) Alliance and Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program (NCRSP) 11 Guyana's Hinterland Community-based School Feeding Program 12 The Impact of School Food Standards on Children's Eating Habits in England 13 Animal Source Foods as a Food-based Approach to Improve Diet and Nutrition Outcomes 14 Adapting Food-based Strategies to Improve the Nutrition of the Landless: a Review of HKI's Homestead Food Production Programme in Bangladesh 15 The Growing Connection Project - Mexico Case Study

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781780642994
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781780642994
  • weight: 1098
  • ISBN10: 1780642997

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