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Title Culture, environment and food to prevent Vitamin A deficiency / edited by H.V. Kuhnlein and G.H. Pelto
Published [Ottawa, Ont., Canada] : IDRC ; [Boston, Mass., USA] : INFDC, 1997
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Contents pt. 1. Vitamin A in food and diets -- pt. 2. Creating the protocol -- pt. 3. Assessing natural food sources of vitamin A in the community -- pt. 4. Understanding vitamin A deficiency in the community
Summary Aimed at development planners and students of nutrition, public health, anthropology, and human cultural ecology, this book discusses issues surrounding the use of natural sources of food for the prevention of vitamin A deficiency. During a 2-year process guided by the Committee on Nutrition and Anthropology of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, a protocol was developed to evaluate natural food sources of vitamin A in areas at risk for vitamin A deficiency. This book describes the creation of the ethnographic research tools and their testing in a broad range of cultures and environments in five developing countries. Chapters contributed by research managers in these countries describe the suitability and reliability of the research tools, the data generated, practical applications, and directions for future policy. Many examples are given of helpful new information for planning programs at the local level for alleviating vitamin A deficiency
Notes Published on the International Development Research Centre website
Title from Web page (IDRC, viewed Mar. 31, 2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Nutritional anthropology -- Methodology.
Vitamin A deficiency -- Prevention.
Vitamin A in human nutrition.
Form Electronic book
Author Kuhnlein, Harriet V., 1939-
Pelto, Gretel H.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries.
ISBN 088936768X (paper, IDRC)
0963552279 (paper, INFDC)
1552504409 (electronic bk.)
9780889367685 (paper, IDRC)
9780963552273 (paper, INFDC)
9781552504406 (electronic bk.)