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Vol.1: Conceptualization of Health and Nutrition: 1. Nutrition: concepts and approaches. 2. Micronutriants. 3. Epidemiology of Vitamin A deficiency. 4. Vitamin A and biological functions: consideration of possible biological bases of morbidity and mortality effects. 5. Controlled trials of vitamin and morbidity. 6. Issues in food aid and nutrition. 7. Household food security. 8. Nutrition insecurity in poor household. 9. Nutrition and control of infectious disease. 10. Women's nutrition: a global issue. 11. Women's control of resources and caring capacity. 12. Good health for many: account of 1950-2000. 13. Some options for improving nutrition in 2000. 14. Malnutrition and poverty. 15. Malnutrition in SAARC region. 16. Poverty and nutrition in South Asia. 17. Malnutrition in South Asia. 18. Poverty and its effect on nutrition. 19. Child nutrition, care and poverty. 20. Poverty alleviation and nutrition enhancement in South Asia the missing links. 21. Malnutrition and its alleviation of absolute.
Vol.2: Nutritional Trends in Third World Countries: 1. Nutrition trends in countries. 2. Nutrition trends in the third world countries. 3. Regional trends in nutrition. 4. Nutritional status of adolescents. 5. Nutritional status of adults. 6. Nutritional status of women in India and Pakistan. 7. Nutritional status of women in Bangladesh. 8. Stunting and young child development. 9. The nutrition of refugees and displaced populations. 10. Vitamin A and young child mortality. 11. Feeding Latin America's children. 12. Low birth weight pattern in developing nations.
Vol.3: Nutritional Programmes: Management Approach: 1. Managing nutrition programmes. 2. Case studies of programmes. 3. Projections of malnutrition in children. 4. Maternal and child health. 5. Infant feeding and child nutrition. 6. Village profile. 7. Women's nutritional status. 8. Non-communicable chronic disease. 9. Managing malnutrition and infection. 10. Malnutrition and infection. 11. Nutrition and infection re-examined: a retrospective comment. 12. Methods and statistic for nutrition.
Food habits are not necessarily related to nutrition and life-pattern. These habits are related with culture, environment and availability of food. Therefore, it is argued that life style patterns and food habits must be linked with nutrition requirements in such a way that disease could be prevented or curved. Deprived nutrition at developing stage results in retardation of growth, poor health, reduced efficiency and also a poor level of social output. The social welfare policies and programmes globally are extensive in approach. The programme become more steamlined and were integrative in nature. Aimed to reach to the poorer sections, they have tried to integrate different types of services to cater a variety of needs. It is this phenomena in its varied dimension which the editor of this encyclopaedia has tried to explore. She had provided an objective critique of the contradictions and consequences of the development and disparities. There are some definite linkages between development and disparities. Tackling as it does various concerns which are of growing importance in most developing countries, the collection in this encyclopaedia is of thought provoking critical reviews/papers/articles from India and abroad which would appeal to a wide range of readers. The encyclopaedia encompasses a wide range of content and approaches in its admit and as such it is expected to be of much interest to a vast spectrum of scholars.