Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-Based Approaches

Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-Based Approaches

by Brian Thompson, Leslie Amoroso
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845937147

ISBN-13: 9781845937140

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: CAB International North America

Micronutrient deficiency affects more than two billion people in the world today, contributing to the vicious cycle of malnutrition and underdevelopment. Micronutrient deficiencies have long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity. Food-based approaches, which include food production, dietary diversification and food fortification, are

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Overview

Micronutrient deficiency affects more than two billion people in the world today, contributing to the vicious cycle of malnutrition and underdevelopment. Micronutrient deficiencies have long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity. Food-based approaches, which include food production, dietary diversification and food fortification, are sustainable strategies for improving the micronutrient status of populations. This book focuses on practical, sustainable actions for overcoming micronutrient deficiencies through increased access to, and consumption of, adequate quantities and an appropriate variety of safe, good-quality food.

Co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845937140
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1) Strategies for preventing multi-micronutrient deficiencies: a review of experiences with food-based approaches in developing countries
2) Addressing micronutrient malnutrition to achieve nutrition security
3) Agricultural interventions and nutrition: lessons from the past and new evidence
4) A 3 year cohort study to assess the impact of an integrated food- and livelihood-based model on undernutrition in rural western Kenya
5) Food-based, low-cost strategies to combat micronutrient deficiencies: evidence-based interventions in Lesotho and Malawi
6. Animal source foods as a food-based approach to address nutrient deficiencies and functional outcomes: a study among Kenyan schoolchildren
7) Small animal revolving funds: an innovative programming model to increase access to and consumption of animal source foods by rural households in Malawi
8) Aquaculture's role in improving food and nutrition security
9) A home gardening approach developed in South Africa to address Vitamin A deficiency
10) AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center's approach to alleviate malnutrition
11) Introducing vegetables into the India Mid-Day Meal Programme (MDM): the potential for dietary change
12) Developing micronutrient-rich snacks for pre-conception and antenatal health: the Mumbai Maternal Nutrition Project (MMNP)
13) Approaches and lessons learned for promoting dietary improvement in Pohnpei, Micronesia
14) A food systems approach to increase dietary zinc intake in Bangladesh based on an analysis of diet, rice production and processing
15) Combating iron deficiency: food-based approaches
16) Human micronutrient deficiencies: linkages with micronutrient deficiencies in soils, crops and animal nutrition
17) Nationwide supplementation of sodium selenate to commercial fertilizers. History and 20-year results from the Finnish selenium monitoring programme
18) Leaf concentrate and other benefits of leaf fractionation
19) Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs): a methodology for conducting economic studies of food-based interventions such as biofortification

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