Nutrition books available from TALC
This series of titles are available from TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost), and are valuable for Nutrition Practitioners and Trainers as recommended by Ann Burgess and Marko Kerac (June 2011). The * indicates the book is available in other languages besides English.
A. Series Basic list, more essential books: sound information and good value
- Community Nutrition: a handbook for health and development workers. 2009. Burgess, Bijlsma & Ismael, £5.50
- Infant and Young Child Feeding - model chapter for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals. 2009. WHO £1.30
- Caring for Severely Malnourished Children. 2003 Ashworth & Burgess £4.50 (also available at the same price as a PDF download)
- Sight and Life Manual On Vitamin A Deficiency Disorders (VADD) (2nd ed 2001). SIGHT & LIFE £1*French/Spanish
- Infant Feeding in Emegencies. Module 2 version 1.1. 2007. Emergency Nutrition Network. Free *French
B. Series Fuller texts, needed for special training and services
- The Politics of Breastfeeding (3rd edition). 2009. Palmer £7.75
- Protein-Energy Malnutrition. 2006. Waterlow £7.50
- Hospital Care for Children - Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources. 2005 WHO £5.65* French and Russian.
- ABC of Nutrition (4th edition). BookPower 2003 £6
- Nutrition for Developing Countries (2nd edition). Savage King & Burgess 1993 £12 (some sections dated, but still contains much valuable material.)
CD-ROMs - useful for libraries and good value
Community Nutrition. TALC 2006. Free to health professionals who have limited access to the internet. Community Nutrition is a CD-ROM containing hundreds of nutrition resources including manuals, training courses, academic papers, briefs, practical guidelines, pictures, PowerPoint presentations and a video.
Topics in International Health. Nutrition Wellcome Trust, 2000. £5.00. 12 interactive tutorials that provide an illustrated introduction to the causes, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of malnutrition in developing countries.
e-TALC Health Development CD-ROMs
The e-TALC project provides a reliable and regular source of free health information aimed at health care workers in developing countries who have no or limited access to the internet.
- Small Coloured Insertion Tape (MUAC) 115mm 0.25p
- Haemoglobin Colour Scale £25.00. A simple device for estimating haemoglobin for use when laboratory haemoglobinometry is not available.
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Nutrition books available from TALC. Field Exchange 41, August 2011. p29. www.ennonline.net/fex/41/nutrition