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Title Community assessment of natural food sources of vitamin A : guidelines for an ethnographic protocol / Lauren Blum [and others]
Published Boston : International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (139 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. The protocol -- pt. 2. Managing the project
Summary "This manual presents a practical step-by-step guide for assessing various aspects of natural food sources of vitamin A within a community and is essential for any research program involved in alleviating vitamin A deficiency. Prepared in cooperation with the Committee on Nutrition and Anthropology of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, the manual describes how to set up and manage the assessment process and how to gather the essential data. Techniques are designed to answer key research questions about the local food system, about the availability of foods rich in vitamin A and their use by those at special risk of vitamin A deficiency (such as pregnant or lactating women, infants, and young children), and about cultural beliefs about food and the signs and symptoms of vitamin A deficiency"--Publisher description
Notes "A project of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, Committee II-6, Nutrition and Anthropology, 1992-1994."
Chart of eye signs of clinical vitamin A deficiency inserted
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Subject Nutritional anthropology -- Methodology.
Vitamin A deficiency -- Prevention.
Vitamin A in human nutrition.
Data Collection -- methods.
Feeding Behavior.
Nutrition Assessment.
Vitamin A Deficiency -- prevention & control.
Form Electronic book
Author Blum, Lauren.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries.
ISBN 0889367671 (paper, IDRC)
0963552295 (paper, INFDC)
1552502678 (electronic bk.)
9780889367678 (paper, IDRC)
9780963552297 (paper, INFDC)
9781552502679 (electronic bk.)