Goals for Preventive Nutrition in Developing Countries

  • Osman M. Galal
  • Gail G. Harrison
Part of the Nutrition ◊ and ◊ Health book series (NH)


Developing countries are increasingly facing the dilemma of dealing simultaneously with problems of persistent endemic malnutrition affecting primarily children and women of reproductive age and with increasing prevalences of obesity and of dietrelated chronic diseases among adults. Unless this dilemma is squarely faced and rationally addressed, there is the real possibility that scarce preventive health and nutrition resources will be simply fragmented, resulting in deterioration rather than progress toward health for all. The health transition (and by implication, the nutrition transition) has widely different dynamics in different countries, but everywhere is bringing into focus the need to seriously reassess goals and objectives for disease control and for preventive nutrition.


Micronutrient Deficiency Health Transition Nutrition Transition Household Food Insecurity Epidemiologic Transition 
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