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Pan American Health Organization’s Publications Program recent title, “Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action.

Pan American Health Organization’s Publications Program recent title, “Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action.”:

The Pan American Health Organization’s Publications Program is pleased to present to you its most recent title, “Nutrition and an Active Life:  From Knowledge to Action.”
“Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action” is an anthology produced by leading public health experts from the Pan American Health Organization and the international development community.  The book’s selections focus on how research in nutrition and the promotion of active lifestyles can provide vital input for the creation of public policy and planning and for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs.

This publication, written by leading international public health professionals, highlights 13 case studies on a variety of topics including control of vitamin A deficiency, folic acid fortification of bread, control of iodine deficiency disorders, and the contribution of research to infant breast-feeding policies, as well as successful community projects to promote increased physical activity and the role of urban planning and public transportation in reducing the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, among other important topics.  “Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action” will become an important resource on best practices at the national and community levels for professionals working in health promotion, maternal and child health, nutrition, fitness, social marketing, and public health education.

“Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action” is an important contribution that should be of particular interest to practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers in the fields of health promotion, community education, nutrition, maternal and child health, physical activity, policy development in public health and urban planning, social communications, and other related areas.

Healthy Eating Club:

Dr. Mark Wahlqvist is the editor-in-chief of this site and Dr Antigone Kouris is the Managing Editor.  The main focus of the site is the on-line nutrition short course for the general public.  As far as they know, it is the only site currently offering a reputable on-line course in nutrition. The site also has fact sheets, and dietary assessment downloadable tools (food variety checklist, healthy eating pyramid with tickable boxes).

Danone Institute: 

Research, information and education on diet and nutrition.  A non-profit association involving 200 independent scientists in the world.  Their mission is to disseminate scientific knowledge on diet and nutrition to benefit public health.

SEAMEO-TROPMED Community Nutrition Center :

Established in 1967 is a dynamic, self-reliant, and regional institution under the jurisdiction of SEAMEO TROPMED PH (South-East Asian Ministers of Education Organization Tropical Medicine and Public Health) Network dedicated to excellence in education, research and service to the community in nutrition science.