Further Reading

de Onis M, Frongillo EA, and Blossner M (2000) Is malnutrition declining? An analysis of changes in levels of child malnutrition since 1980. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 78(10): 1222-1233.

FAO/WHO (2003) Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation, Technical Report Series No. 916. Geneva: FAO/WHO.

Flores R and Gillespie S (eds.) (2001) Health and Nutrition: Emerging and Re-emerging Issues in Developing Countries, 2020 Focus 5. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.

Geissler C (1995) Nutrition intervention. In: Ulijaszek SJ (ed.) Health Intervention in Less Developed Countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grantham-McGregor SM, Pollit E, Wachs TD, Meisels SJ, and Scott KG (1999) Summary of the scientific evidence on the nature and determinants of child development and their implications for programmatic interventions with young children. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 20(1): 4-6.

Heaver R (2002) Improving Nutrition: Issues in Management and Capacity Development. Health, Nutrition and Population Discussion Paper, Human Development Network. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Jolly R and Cornia GA (eds.) (1984) The Impact of World Recession on Children. UNICEF Report. New York: Pergamon Press.

Kennedy E (1999) Public policy in nutrition: The US nutrition safety net—Past, present and future. Food Policy 24: 325-333.

Khush GS (2002) The promise of biotechnology in addressing current nutritional problems in developing countries. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 23(4): 354-357.

Pinstrup-Andersen P (ed.) (1993) The Political Economy of Food and Nutrition Policies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Popkin BM, Horton S, and Kim S (2001) The nutrition transition and prevention of diet-related chronic diseases in Asia and the Pacific. Food and Nutrition Bulletin (United Nations University) 22(4 supplement).

Riches G (ed.) (1997) First World Hunger: Food Security and Welfare Politics. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan.

Standing Committee on Nutrition (2002) Nutrition in the Context of Conflict and Crisis, SCN News No. 24. Geneva: ACC/SCN.

United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination, Standing Committee on Nutrition (2000) Fourth Report on the World Nutrition Situation. Geneva: ACC/SCN and IFPRI.

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