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UNITED NATIONS NATIONS UNIES
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION - SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUTRITION
A periodic review of developments in international nutrition compiled from information available to the ACC/SCN
Some Options for Improving Nutrition in the 1990s
Reviewing experience of policies and programmes, and grouping nutrition issues, leads to identifying options as building blocks for future action. This brief results from the ACC/SCN's Ad Hoc Group Meeting on Policies to Alleviate Underconsumption and Malnutrition in Deprived Areas, London, November 1990.
Recent ACC/SCN publications
Managing Successful Nutrition Programmes (in press)
Report based on ACC/SCN workshop held at IUNS meeting in Korea, August 1989. Includes reports on 17 large-scale nutrition programmes, and summary of discussions on targeting, staff issues, community participation, management information systems, sustainability and replicability.
Controlling Iron Deficiency (available)
Report based on an ACC/SCN workshop held in Dublin in June 1990. Focuses on iron supplementation and practical means of improving large-scale programmes. Also introduces fortification and diet change. Gives information from six large-scale programmes.
Nutrition-relevant Actions (in press)
Book developed from the original background paper for the ACC/SCN ad hoc group meeting on nutrition policy held in London in November 1990. Proposes a framework for the analysis of policies and programmes affecting nutrition, before reviewing experiences during the 1980s in several countries, and moving on to consider options for improving nutrition in the 1990s. Complements and expands on Supplement to SCN News No. 7.
Nutrition and Population (due out 1992)
Report of the symposium on "Nutrition and Population" held at the 18th Session of the ACC/SCN in New York in February 1991. Includes papers on the linkages between family planning and nutrition programmes, reproductive stress and women's nutrition, and breastfeeding, fertility and population growth.
Copies of these publications can be obtained by writing to the ACC/SCN Secretariat. A charge of US$20 per copy will be made to those requesting from Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North America, to help cover costs.
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SCN News is issued twice yearly by the Secretariat of the UN ACC/Sub-Committee on Nutrition. A description of the ACC/SCN is given on the back cover.
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Dr John B. Mason
Dr Abraham Horwitz
Edited by John Mason, Associate Editor Mahshid
Lotfi, with contributions from SCN staff Stuart Gillespie and Marito Garcia. We
are most grateful for contributions as shown in Sources after articles;
cover and other illustrations by Lindsay Barrett.
SCN News aims to provide information for those
concerned with international nutrition. Publication of items in SCN News
does not imply endorsement of views given, nor necessarily the official
positions taken, by the ACC/SCN and its member agencies. The status of quotes
and other material is generally indicated in the text and/or sources.
Refugees' Nutrition Crisis
Breastfeeding, Birth Spacing, and Nutrition
Community-Based Development - From a Programme Towards a Movement
Micronutrient Intakes, Incomes and Prices
NEWS AND VIEWS
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION - SUBCOMMITTEE ON NUTRITION (ACC/SCN)