Community Nutrition for Developing Countries
540 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
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
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 AthabascaUniversity and has published more than 60 papers, predominantly in thearea of nutrition as it relates to health, and has published more thana dozen books. Currently, he is conducting collaborative research inCape Town on the role of the changing diet in South Africa and on thepattern of chronic diseases in that country. NeliaSteyn lives and works in South Africa. She is a seniorlecturer in the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of CapeTown and has served as a consultant for the World Health Organizationand the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Foreword / Frits Pannekoek



Part 1 The Food and Nutrition Situation in DevelopingCountries

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

2. Food Security, Dietary Diversity, and Biodiversity: A Discussionon Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries / MiekeFaber and Friede Wenhold

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

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

Part 2 Lifecycle Nutrition

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

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

7. Nutrition for School-age Children: Assessment, Analysis, andAction / Friede Wenhold, Ellen Muehlhoff , and H. SalomeKruger

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

Part 3 The Role of Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatmentof 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 InfectiousDiseases / Celeste E. Naude, Lisanne M. du Plessis, Michael K.Hendricks

11. Nutritional Management of Diarrhoea / Joy Fraser and AliceN. 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 EllenMuehlhoff

Part 5 Key Components of Community-Based NutritionProgrammes

16. Planning and Management of Community-Based Nutrition ProgrammesPlanning: An Outline / Jacob Setorglo and MatildaSteiner-Asiedu

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

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

Part 6 Population Nutrition and the Role ofGovernment

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

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

Part 7 Tools and Procedures for Assessing NutritionStatus

21. Nutrition Surveillance / Jacob Setorglo and MatildaSteiner-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 Institutionsand of Food Safety

23. Planning Providing Meals in Institutional Settings forInstitutions in Developing Countries / Ronette Lategan, PontshoMalibe, and Luzette van Niekerk

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

Part 9 A Broader Perspective

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

26. The Challenge Problem of Misleading and Unscientific Informationon Regarding Nutrition / Norman J. Temple, Alice N. Brako, andJacob 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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