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SCN NEWS - A periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled from information available to the ACC/SCN, published twice yearly. Contains features, news and views, programme news, and reviews of publications (Distributed free of charge)


SCN News No. 20 July 2000 Nutrition and Agriculture

SCN News No. 19 December 1999 Nutrition and Healthy Ageing.

SCN News No. 18 July 1999 Human Rights and the Right to Adequate Food: SCN's 26th Symposium Report.

SCN News No. 17 December 1998 Nutrition and HIV/AIDS including HIV, Infant Feeding, Micronutrients in HIV Transmission.

SCN News No. 16 July 1998 Nutrition of the School-Aged Child: A summary of Working Group discussions, Oslo 1998, Abstracts from the Symposium on Challenges for the 21st Century: a Gender Perspective on Nutrition through the Life Cycle.

SCN News No. 15 December 1997 Effective Programmes in Africa for Improving Nutrition, the 10th Annual Martin). For-man Lecture: How are we doing in International Nutrition?

SCN News No. 14 July 1997 The Nutrition Challenge in the 21st Century: What Role for the United Nations? Meeting the Nutrition Challenge: A Call to Arms; Update on the Nutrition Situation, 1996; Poor Nutrition and Chronic Disease Part II; Effective Programmes in Africa for Improving Nutrition.

SCN News No. 13 late 1995 Interview with Dr A. Horwitz, SCN Chair, 1986-1995; Behavioural Change and Nutrition Programmes; Poor Nutrition and Chronic Disease Part I.

SCN News No. 12 early 1995 The Role of Care in Nutrition -- A Neglected Essential Ingredient; Summary of findings from the recently published ACC/SCN "Update on the Nutrition Situation, 1994"; Specific Deficiencies Versus Growth Failure: Type I and Type II Nutrients; and Enrichment of Food Staples Through Plant Breeding. A New Strategy for Fighting Micronutrient Malnutrition. (out of print - but photocopy available)

SCN News No. 11 mid 1994 Maternal and Child Nutrition: Adolescent Growth; Prepregnancy Nutritional Status and its Impact on Birthweight; Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy as it Affects Infant Growth, Development and Health; The Consequences of Iron Deficiency and Anaemia in Pregnancy on Maternal Health, the Foetus and the Infant; Impact of Maternal Infection on Foetal Growth and Nutrition; Maternal Micronutrient Malnutrition: Effects on Breast Milk and Infant Nutrition, and Priorities for Intervention; Vitamin A Deficiency in the Mother-Infant Dyad; Maternal Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Breastfeeding; and Maternal Nutritional Depletion.

SCN News No. 10 late 1993 Nutrition and Food Aid, Nutrition and Human Rights, The Nutrition Transition.

SCN News No. 9 mid 1993- Focus on Micronutrients. Features: Addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition, Micronutrient Deficiency -- The Global Situation, Effectiveness of Vitamin A Supplementation in the Control of Young Child Morbidity and Mortality in Developing Countries, Zinc Deficiency - Is It Widespread but Under-Recognized? (out of print - but photocopy available)

SCN News No. 8 late 1992 Highlights of the World Nutrition Situation, Food Prices and Nutrition, Food Security and Nutrition 1971-91 -- Lessons Learned and Future Priorities, Long-Term Effects of Improved Childhood Nutrition.

SCN News No. 7 mid 1991 Refugees' Nutrition Crisis, Breastfeeding, Birth Spacing and Nutrition, Community-Based Development - From a Programme Towards a Movement, Micronutrient Intakes, Incomes and Prices. Supplement: Some Options for Improving Nutrition in the 1990s -- Reviews experience of policies and programmes, and grouping nutrition issues, leads to identifying options as building blocks for future action.

SCN News No. 6 late 1990 Preventing Anaemia, Policies to Improve Nutrition - What Was Done in the 80s, Weaning Foods - New Uses of Traditional Methods. (out of print - but photocopy available)

SCN News No. 5 early 1990 Nutrition and School Performance, Uses of Anthropometry, Malnutrition and Infection (Part II), Flows of External Resources for Nutrition. (out of print - but photocopy available)

SCN News No. 4 late 1989 Update on the Nutrition Situation, Women and Nutrition, Malnutrition and Infection (Part I), Targeted Food Subsidies. (out of print - but photocopy available)

SCN News No. 3 early 1989 Does Cash Cropping Affect Nutrition?, Nutrition in Times of Disaster.

SCN News Nos. 1 and 2 March 1988 Vitamin A Deficiency, Urbanization, World Nutrition Situation, Economic adjustment (out of print - but photocopy available)

COUNTRY CASE STUDIES - several are out of print but photocopies can be made available

Brazil: The improvement in Child Nutritional Status in Brazil: How Did it Occur? by RF lunes & CA Monteiro. September 1993.

Egypt. Review of Trends, Policies and Programmes Affecting Nutrition and Health in Egypt (1970-1990), by H Nassar, W Moussa, A Kamel & A Miniawi. January 1992

India: Nutrition in India, by V Reddy, M Shekar, P Rao & S Gillespie. December 1992

Indonesia: Economic Growth, Equity and Nutritional Improvement in Indonesia, by IT Soekirman, GS Idrus Jus'at & F Jalal. December 1992

Tanzania: Nutrition-Relevant Actions in Tanzania, by FP Kavishe. April 1993

Thailand: Nutrition and Health in Thailand: Trends and Actions, by Y Kachondham, P Winichagoon & K Tontisirin. December 1992

Zimbabwe. Nutrition-Relevant Actions in Zimbabwe, by) Tagwireyi, T Jayne & N Lenneiye. December 1992

Many thanks to all those who contributed to this issue!

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REPORTS ON THE WORLD NUTRITION SITUATION

Fourth Report on the World Nutrition Situation: Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle, January 2000

Third Report on the World Nutrition Situation, December 1997

Update on the Nutrition Situation, 1996: Summary of Results for the Third Report on the World Nutrition

Situation, late 1996 (out of print - but photocopy available)

Update on the Nutrition Situation, November 1994

Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation, Volume II, Country Data, March 1993

Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation, Volume I, Global and Regional Results, October 1992

Supplement on Methods and Statistics to the First Report on the World Nutrition Situation, December 1988 (out of print - but photocopy available)

First Report on the World Nutrition Situation, November 1987 (out of print - but photocopy available)

NUTRITION POLICY DISCUSSION PAPERS

Low Birthweight - Report of a meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 1999 by J Pojda and L Kelley, September 2000 (NPP No. 18)

Challenges for the 21st Century: A Gender Perspective on Nutrition Through the Life Cycle by P James, S Smitisiri, P Pinstrup-Anderson, R Pandya-Lorch, C Murray, A Lopez & and I Semega-Jenneh, April 1998 (NPP No. 17)

Nutrition and Poverty by S. Gillespie, N Hasan, S Osmani, U Jonsson, R Islam, D Chirmulay, V Vyas and R Gross, November 1997 (NPP No. 16)

How Nutrition Improves by S Gillespie, J Mason and R Martorell, July 1996 (SOA No. 15)

Controlling Vitamin A Pendency by S Gillespie and J Mason, January 1994 (SOA No. 14)

Effectiveness of Vitamin A Supplementation in the Control of Young Child Morbidity and Mortality in Developing Countries by G Beaton, R Martorell, KJ Aronson, B Edmonston, G McCabe, AC Ross, B Harvey, December 1993 (SOA No. 15)

Nutritional Issues in Food Aid including papers by J Katona-Apte, J von Braun, G Beaton, J Rivera, P Musgrove, K Bailey, M Toole, August 1993 (SOA No. 12)

Nutrition and Population Links - Breastfeeding, Family Planning and Child Health including papers by S Huffman, R Martorell and K Merchant, R Short, and P Ramachandran, May 1992 (SOA No. 11)

Nutrition-Relevant Actions - Some Experiences from the Eighties and Lessons for the Nineties by S Gillespie and J Mason, October 1991 (SOA No. 10)

Controlling Iron Deficiency edited by S Gillespie, J Kevany, and J Mason. February 1991 (SOA No. 9)

Managing Successful Nutrition Programmes edited by J Jennings, S Gillespie, J Mason, M Lotfi and T Scialfa, October 1990 (SOA No. 8)

Appropriate Uses of Child Anthropometry by G Beaton, A Kelly, J Kevany, R Martorell, and J Mason, December 1990 (SOA No. 7)

Women and Nutrition including papers by J McGuire and B Popkin, M Chatterjee and J Lambert, J Quanine, P Kisanga, S Bajaj, H Ghassemi, October 1990 (SOA No. 6)

Malnutrition and Infection -A Review by A Tomkins and F Watson, October 1989 reprinted June 1993 (SOA No. 5)

Women's Role in Food Chain Activities and their Implications for Nutrition by G Holmboe-Ottesen, O Mascarenhas and M Wandel, May 1989 (SOA No. 4) (out of print - but photocopy available)

The Prevention and Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders by B S Hetzel, March 1988 reprinted June 1993 (SOA No. 3)

Delivery of Oral Doses of Vitamin A to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency and Nutritional Blindness by K P West Jr and A Sommer, June 1987 reprinted June 1993 (SOA No. 2)

Nutrition Education: A state-of-the art review by RC Hornik, January 1985 (SOA No. 1) (out of print - but photocopy available)

REFUGEE NUTRITION INFORMATION SYSTEM

RNIS Reports on the nutrition situation of refugee and displaced populations

- issued every three months
- with an interim electronic mail update when warranted
Special supplements on the anthropometric assessment of the nutrition status in emergency situations of adolescents and adults are also available

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