Community Nutrition for Developing Countries
540 pages, 7 x 10
Numerous tables and figures
Release Date:31 Mar 2016

Community Nutrition for Developing Countries

Athabasca University Press

Nutrition textbooks used by universities and colleges in developing countries have very often been written by scholars who live and work in North America or the United Kingdom. And while the research and information they present is sound, the nutrition-related health challenges with which developing countries must grapple differs considerably from those found in highly industrialized Western nations. The primary aim of Community Nutrition for Developing Countries is to address this issue. Written by both scholars and practitioners, the volume draws on their wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of nutrition in developing countries to provide nutrition professionals with the proper tools for the assessment and evaluation of nutritional status. Each chapter addresses a specific nutrition challenge currently faced by developing countries such as food security, food safety, disease prevention, maternal health, and effective nutrition policy. In addition, the volume serves as an invaluable resource for those developing and implementing nutrition education programmes. With an emphasis on nutritional education as a means to prevent disease and effectively manage health disorders, it is the hope of the nearly three dozen contributors to this work that it will enhance the health and wellbeing of low income populations throughout the world.

Norman J. Temple, professor of nutrition at Athabasca University and has published more than 60 papers, predominantly in the area of nutrition as it relates to health, and has published more than a dozen books. Currently, he is conducting collaborative research in Cape Town on the role of the changing diet in South Africa and on the pattern of chronic diseases in that country. Nelia Steyn lives and works in South Africa. She is a senior lecturer in the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Cape Town and has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Foreword / Frits Pannekoek




Part 1 The Food and Nutrition Situation in Developing Countries

1. A Human Rights–Based Approach to Community and Public Nutrition: Theoretical Underpinnings and Evolving Experiences / Wenche Barth Eide and Eleni M. W. Maunder

2. Food Security, Dietary Diversity, and Biodiversity: A Discussion on Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries / Mieke Faber and Friede Wenhold

3. Food Cultures: Different Cultural Perspectives and Different Diets / Folake Samuel and Neelam Makhani

4. The Nutrition Transition in Developing Countries / H. H. Esté Vorster and Lesley T. Bourne


Part 2 Lifecycle Nutrition

5. Nutrition During the First One Thousand 1000 Days of Life, Part I: Pregnancy and Lactation / Lisanne M. du Plessis and Celeste E. Naude

6. Nutrition During the First One Thousand 1000 Days of Life, Part II: Infant Feeding and Development / Lisanne M. du Plessis, Celeste E. Naude, and Rina Swart

7. Nutrition for School-age Children: Assessment, Analysis, and Action / Friede Wenhold, Ellen Muehlhoff , and H. Salome Kruger

8. Nutrient Requirements and Factors Affecting Nutritional Status in Older Adults / Karen E. Charlton, Monica Ferreira, and Jean M. Fourie


Part 3 The Role of Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease Therapy

9. Nutritional Management of Multiple Nutrient Deficiencies / Michael K. Hendricks, H. Salome Kruger, and Thandi Puoane

10. Nutritional Management of HIV/AIDS, TB, and Other Infectious Diseases / Celeste E. Naude, Lisanne M. du Plessis, Michael K. Hendricks

11. Nutritional Management of Diarrhoea / Joy Fraser and Alice N. Brako

12. Nutritional Management of Chronic Diseases / Renée Blaauw, Martani J. Lombard, Nelia Steyn , and Petro Wolmarans

13. Nutrition and Chronic Disease: Looking at the Big Picture / Norman J. Temple


Part 4 From Food Guides to Nutrition Education

14. Dietary Recommendations, Food Guides, and Food Labels / Norman J. Temple and Lesley T. Bourne

15. Nutrition Education / Jane Sherman and Ellen Muehlhoff


Part 5 Key Components of Community-Based Nutrition Programmes

16. Planning and Management of Community-Based Nutrition Programmes Planning: An Outline / Jacob Setorglo and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

17. Achieving Success in Community-Based Nutrition Programmes / Jacob Setorglo, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Thandi Puoane, David Sanders, and Kingsley K. Asare Pereko

18. The Evaluation of Community-Based Nutrition Programmes / Oyediran Oyewole


Part 6 Population Nutrition and the Role of Government

19. Barriers to That Block Progress Towards a Healthier Diet: The Need for Government Action / Norman J. Temple

20. The Development of Government Policies on and Guidelines to Realize the Rights to Food and Nutrition / Jacob Setorglo, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, and Ahmed Adu-Oppong


Part 7 Tools and Procedures for Assessing Nutrition Status

21. Nutrition Surveillance / Jacob Setorglo and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

22. Assessing Nutritional Status: Dietary Intake, Anthropometry, Clinical Signs and Symptoms, and Laboratory Tests / Alice N. Brako, Zandile Mchiza, and Whadi-ah Parker


Part 8 Issues of Food Services Management in Institutions and of Food Safety

23. Planning Providing Meals in Institutional Settings for Institutions in Developing Countries / Ronette Lategan, Pontsho Malibe, and Luzette van Niekerk

24. Food Quality and Food Safety / Wilna H. Oldewage-Theron and Abdulkadir A. Egal


Part 9 A Broader Perspective

25. The Nutrition Profession in Africa: Meeting Current and Future Challenges / Tola Atinmo and Oyediran Oyewole

26. The Challenge Problem of Misleading and Unscientific Information on Regarding Nutrition / Norman J. Temple, Alice N. Brako, and Jacob Setorglo

27. Nutrition Challenges of a Changing World / Norman J. Temple, Megan Jamieson, and George Winter


Appendix I :Sources of Reliable Information on Nutrition / Norman J. Temple and Alice N. Brako

Appendix II: Aids to Calculations / Norman J. Temple

Appendix III: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) / Norman J. Temple


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