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Nutrition for Developing Countries 3rd edition now available

Nutrition is an essential component of the work of all health and community workers, including those involved in humanitarian assistance. This fully revised and updated third edition of Nutrition for Developing Countries has been prepared by an international team with extensive field experience in Africa and Asia. Using clear, simple language and many illustrations it brings together the essential basics of nutrition in a way which is accurate, up-to-date, and suitable for a wide range of readers.

The book explains nutrients, nutrient needs, meal planning, and how to ensure good nutrition over the life cycle - during pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, including old age.  Emphasis is given to the most vulnerable periods especially the first 1000 days from conception to the second birthday. It addresses the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies, as well as overnutrition and obesity. It also covers food and nutrition security, and describes Essential Nutrition Actions including breastfeeding, and complementary feeding. It explains how to work with households and communities so that they can keep well nourished, and manage their nutrition challenges. It gives many ideas for nutrition training. Appendices include recommended nutrient intakes, food composition tables, anthropometric standards, and useful websites.

The paperback is available from Oxford University Press (OUP): full price - UK£34.99 and US$59.50 + postage 

A 30% discount is available until 31 March 2017 for up to 10 copies to individual (non-trade) customers using the promotional code AMPROMD9. Postage charges/delivery times vary by location. Order online or call +44 (0) 1865 452640 if you need to pay by cheque or postal order. For discounts on orders of more than 10 copies and postal charges, contact Richard Church 

The paperback is also sold by other distributors (at varying prices) including Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC). The e-book is sold by Amazon and other distributors. The online book is available from OUP on annual subscription to libraries and institutions/ Pricing varies by size of institution, number of users, etc, 

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Nutrition for Developing Countries 3rd edition now available. Field Exchange 52, June 2016. p81. www.ennonline.net/fex/52/nutritionfordevelopingcountries