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Selective Feeding Programmes

By Tim Lusty
ISBN: 9780855980979
A comprehensive manual for use in treating different degrees of malnutrition in emergency situations, this book is an important reference for emergency planners and field-workers. It describes the assessment and monitoring of nutritional needs; and directions for the setting up and administration of selective and therapeutic feeding programmes.
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  • Synopsis
    Over the years, Oxfam has been involved in a wide variety of health-related projects. The "Practical Health Guides" draw on this experience to put forward ideas on best practice in the provision of health care and services in developing countries. A comprehensive manual for use in treating different degrees of malnutrition in emergency situations, this book is an important reference for emergency planners and field-workers.

    The first part describes the assessment and monitoring of nutritional needs; part two gives detailed directions for the setting up and administration of selective and therapeutic feeding programmes, and appendices provide useful checklists and tables.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction


    Part One: Assessments and Surveys
    Chapter 1: Malnutrition: definitions and descriptions

    Chapter 2: Anthropometric measurements

    Chapter 3: Assessment and information gathering

    Chapter 4: Surveys and interpreting and using results


    Part Two: Selective Feeding Programmes
    Chapter 5: Feeding programmes

    Chapter 6: Supplementary Feeding Programmes

    Chapter 7: Therapeutic Feeding Programmes

    Chapter 8: Health care and vitamin deficiencies

    Chapter 9: Training of Community Health Workers in nutrition

    Chapter 10: Reporting/Monitoring and Evaluation of Programmes


    Part Three: Appendices
    1.Checklist

    2.Weight/height tables

    3.Contents of Oxfam Feeding Kits and other resources

    4.Standard food tables and nutritional requirements

    5.Recipes

    6.Directions for construction of length board, height stick and height arch for measuring children

    7.Further reading.
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Tim Lusty
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 96
    Format Paperback / softback
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