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Community-based approaches to address childhood undernutrition and obesity in developing countries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19346779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Community-based approaches have been the mainstay of interventions to address the problem of child malnutrition in developing societies. Many programs have been in operation in several countries for decades and originated largely as social welfare, food security and poverty eradication programs. Increasingly conceptual frameworks to guide this activity have been developed as our understanding of the complex nature of the determinants of undernutrition improves. Alongside this evolution, is the accumulation of evidence on the types of interventions in the community that are effective, practical and sustainable. The changing environment is probably determining the altering scenario of child nutrition in developing societies, with rapid developmental transition and urbanization being responsible for the emerging problems of obesity and other metabolic disorders that are largely the result of the now well-recognized linkages between child undernutrition and early onset adult chronic diseases. This dramatic change is contributing to the double burden of malnutrition in developing countries. Community interventions hence need to be integrated and joined up to reduce both aspects of malnutrition in societies. The evidence that community-based nutrition interventions can have a positive impact on pregnancy outcomes and child undernutrition needs to be evaluated to enable programs to prioritize and incorporate the interventions that work in the community. Programs that are operational and successful also need to be evaluated and disseminated in order to enable countries to generate their own programs tailored to tackling the changing nutritional problems of the children in their society.
Authors:
Prakash Shetty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nestlé Nutrition workshop series. Paediatric programme     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1661-6677     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244056     Medline TA:  Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-54; discussion 254-7, 259-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Institute for Human Nutrition, University of Southampton Medical School, Southampton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Community Health Services / organization & administration
Developing Countries / statistics & numerical data*
Dietary Supplements*
Female
Health Promotion*
Humans
Malnutrition / complications,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Maternal Welfare / statistics & numerical data*
Obesity / complications,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Patient Education as Topic
Pregnancy
Prenatal Care / standards,  statistics & numerical data*
Social Welfare

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