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close this bookFood and Nutrition Bulletin Volume 15, Number 1, 1993/1994 (United Nations University, 1993/1994)
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UNU Programme on Food and Nutrition for Human and Social Development

Programme Coordinating Office

Charles Street Station, P.O. Box 500
Boston, MA 02114-0500, USA
Telephone: (617) 227-8747. Fax: (617) 227-9405
Telex: 650 3978146 MCI UW. E-mail: UNUCPO@INF.UNU.EDU
Programme Director: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Programme Assistant: Ms. Edwina B. Murray

At the UNU Centre, Tokyo:
Training and Fellowship Officer: Dr. Abraham Besrat


Associated institutions

  • CENTRAL FOOD TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CFTRI). Mysore 570013, India. Tel. 22298. Cable: UNVERCENT MYSORE. Telex: 0846241 FTRI IN Coordinator: Dr. D. Rajagopal Rao
  • INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY (IATA). Jaime Roig 11, Valencia 10. Spain. Tel. 369-08-00. Cable: IAIA Valencia 10 Spain. Coordinator: Dr. Salvador Barber
  • INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION. MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY (INMU). Salaya Campus, c/o Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama VI Road. Bangkok 4, Thailand. Tel. 282-6435. Coordinator: Dr. Aree Valyasevi
  • INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY (INTA). University of Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile. Tel. 214105, 214030. Cable: INTA CHILE Coordinator: Dr. Sergio Valiente
  • INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND PANAMA (INCAP). Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11. Guatemala City, Guatemala. Tel. 43762. Cable: INCAP Guatemala. Coordinator: Dr. HernDelgado
  • KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAIST). P.O. Box 131, Cheongryang, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Tel. (967) 8801. Cable: KISTROK. Telex: KISTROK k27380. Coordinator: Dr. Tai-Wan Kwon
  • LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM). Keppel Street (Gower Street), London WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel. 01-636 8636. Coordinator: Dr. Philip Payne
  • NATIONAL FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NFRI) 2-1-2 Kannon-dai. Yatabe-machi, Tsukuba-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-21, Japan. Tel. 02875-6-8011. Coordinator: Dr. Keiji Umeda
  • NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION INSTITUTE (NINI). Lawickse Allee 11, P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB, Wageningen, Netherlands. Tel. (08370) 19040. Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Hautvast
  • NUTRITION CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (NCP). Nutrition Center of the Philippines Bldg., South Super Highway, Nichols Interchange, Makati, Metro Manila 3116, Philippines. Tel. 85-30-71 to-79. Cable: NUTRICEN MANILA Coordinator: Dr. Mercedes de Solon.
  • UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (UNK). Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Kabete Campus, P.O. Box 41670, Nairobi, Kenya. Coordinator: Dr. A. A. Kielmann
  • UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO (USP). School of Public Health, Avenida Dr. Arnaldo,715, Sao Paulo, S.P., Brazil. Coordinator: Dr. Ruy Laurenti
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI). St. Augustine Campus: Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Tel. 662-7171. Cable: STOMATA PORT OF SPAIN. Resident Coordinator: Dr. Lloyd Rankine. MonaCampus: Tropical Metabolism Research Unit. Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica. Tel.. 927-6661. Cable: UNIVERS JAMAICA. Contact: Dr. Michael Golden


Other cooperating organizations

Centro de Estudios sobre Nutricinfantil (CESNI), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Dr. Alejandro O'Donnell)

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, Brazil University of SPaulo. RibeirPr, Brazil (Dr. Josutra de Oliveira)

Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), Guatemala City, Guatemala (Dr. Noel W. Solomons)

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad, India (Dr. M. Mohanram)

Center of Regional Problems of Nutrition, Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, Alma Ata (Dr. Sharmanov Turegeldy)

Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), 148-1 Dangsu, Bagwol, Hwaseong, Kyonggi, Korea 445-820 (Dr. Chung Yun Park)

Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University. Wageningen. Netherlands (Dr. P. Middelburg)
Department of Tropical Nutrition, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Prof. J. Kusin)
Division for Nutrition and Food Research, TNO, Zeist, Netherlands (Prof. B. Krol)
International Course in Food Science and Nutrition (ICFSN), Wageningen, Netherlands (Dr. M. L. J. Mertens)
Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC), The Hague, Netherlands (Dr. C. W. Klugkist)

Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila, Philippines (Dr. Rodolfo Florentino)
University of the Philippines at Los Ba Los Ba Philippines (Dr. Cora Barbera)

Instituto de NutriciConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificos de Espana, Madrid, Spain (Dr. Gregorio Varela)

United Kingdom
Agricultural Research Council, Food Research Institute. Norwich, UK
Department of Food Science, University of Reading, Reading, UK (Dr. Harry Nursten)
Food Research Institute, Norwich, UK (Dr. David Southgate)
Institute of Development Studies. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

United States
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., USA (Dr. Peter Pellett)
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA (Dr. C. Garza)
Program in International Nutrition University of California, Davis, Calif., USA (Dr. Lindsay Allen)
School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., USA (Dr. Benjamin Caballero)
School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., USA (Dr. Snehendu B. Kar)
Tufts University School of Nutrition, Medford, Mass., USA (Dr. Stanley N. Gershoff)
USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging, Boston, Mass., USA (Dr. Irwin Rosenberg)

West Indies
Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), Kingston, Jamaica (Dr. A. W. Patterson)

International organization
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., USA (Dr. Joachim von Braun)

International scientific unions
International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)
International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS)

The United Nations system
The UNU Programme on Food and Nutrition for Human and Social Development cooperates with the appropriate units or divisions of the following organizations, among others:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
World Bank (IBRD)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)

The University is represented on the Sub-committee on Nutrition (SCN) of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination.


Research networks

Chronic energy deficiency

International Dietary Energy Consultative Group (IDECG). Secretariat: Nestloundation, 4 Place de la Gare, Lausanne, Switzerland. Executive Secretary: Dr. Beat Schurch. Tel. 02120 33 51. Fax: (Nestloundation) 412 120 3392. Executive committee: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Chairman; Dr. Joseph Hautvast, Dr. Beat Schurch

Division of Nutrition, National Institute of Nutrition, Calle Vasco de Quiroga No. 15 Col. y Deleg. Tlalpan, 14000 Mexico, D.F., Mexico. Principal investigator: Dr. Hor Bourges

Ethiopian Nutrition Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Principal investigator: Dr. Teshome Demeke

Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, 29 Nan Wei Road, Beijing 100050, China. Principal investigator: Dr. Chen Xue-Cun

Instituto de Nutrici Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile. Principal investigator: Dr. Sergio Valiente

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Principal investigator: Dr. Vernon R. Young

Medical College in Wisconsin, Milwaukee, W1 53226, USA. Principal investigator: Dr. Gerald B. Spurr

National Institute of Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, Rome, Italy. Principal investigator: Dr. Anna Ferro-Luzzi

Nutrition Research and Development Centre, Komplek GIZI, Jalan Semboja. Bogor, Indonesia. Principal investigator: Dr. Darwin Karyadi

Nutrition Research Centre, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore 560 034, India. Principal investigator: Dr. Anura V. Kurpad

Universidad del Valle, Departamento de Pediatria Facultad de Medicina. Apartado Ao 2188, Cali, Colombia. Principal investigator: Dr. Julio C. Reina

University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK. Principal investigator: Dr. John Durnin

University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica. Principal investigator: Dr. Sally McGregor


Iron-deficiency anaemia

Group for the Control of Iron Deficiency (GCID). Secretariat: Department of Nutrition Sciences, 119 Morgan Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94270, USA. Tel. (510) 642-6900. Executive Secretary: Dr. Fernando Viteri. Chairman: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw.

Beijing Medical College-UNICEF, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Beijing, China. Principal investigator: Dr. Shiu-yan Liu

Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Kingston, Jamaica. Principal investigator: Dr. A. W. Patterson

Ecole Nationale de Mcine et de Pharmacie du Mali, Service Htologie, Bamako, Mali. Principal investigator: Dr. Dapa Diallo

Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila, Philippines. Principal investigator: Dr. Rodolfo Florentino

Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Principal investigator: Dr. T. E. Siong

Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU), Salaya Campus, c/o Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 4, Thailand. Principal investigator: Dr. Kraisid Tontisirin

Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile. Principal investigator: Dr. Tomas Walter

Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Principal investigator: Dr. Benjamin Torp>Laboratory of Iron Deficiency Study (LIDS), Department of Pediatrics, First Clinical College, Beijing Medical University, West City, Beijing 100034, China. Principal investigator: Dr. Chen-Ting Chin

National Institute of Nutrition, Cairo, Egypt. Principal investigator: Dr. Mohammed A. Hussein

National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, India. Principal investigator: Dr. Vinodini Reddy

National Research Centre, National Academy of Sciences, Cairo, Egypt. Principal investigator: Dr. Sohair Salem

Nutrition Research and Development Centre, Komplek GIZI, Jalan Semboja, Bogor, Indonesia. Principal investigator: Dr. Darwin Karyadi

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Principal investigator: Dr. F. P. Kavishe

Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC), Apartado 1827, Caracas, Venezuela. Principle investigator: Dr. Miguel Layrisse


Rapid assessment procedures for nutrition and primary health care-Anthropological approaches to improving programme effectiveness

Secretariat: UNU Boston Programme Office, Charles St. Sta., P.O. Box 500, Boston, MA 02114-0500, USA. Tel. (617) 227-8747; fax (617) 227-9405; telex 650 3978146 MCI uw; e-mail UNUCPO@INF.UNU.EDU. Programme coordinator: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Cooperating investigators and advisers:

  • Dr. Simi Afonia, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Dr. Margaret Bentley, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
  • Dr. Michael Cernea. Sociology Advisor, World Bank, 1818 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
  • Dr. Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, England
  • Jasmina Estupinan, Psiconsult, Apdo. Postal 148C, Batan 124 y Eloy Alfaro, Quito, Ecuador
  • Dr. Peter Heywood. Nutrition Program, University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Pamela Hunte, UNDP, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Lic. Elena Hurtado, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, P.O. Box 1188, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Dr. Urban Jonsson, Nutrition Division. UNICEF:USA, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
  • Dr. Yongyout Kachondham, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, c/o Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital. Rama VI Rd., Bangkok 4, Thailand
  • Dr. Christine Lamba, Centre for Social Research and Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Box 278, Zomba, Malawi
  • Dr. Sandra Lane, University of California. San Francisco, Calif., USA
  • Dr. Marde la Luz Alvarez, Instituto de Nutrici Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile
  • Dr. Lenore Manderson, Tropical Health Program, University of Queensland Medical School, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
  • Asha Mohamud, Deputy Director, FH/FP Unit, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 1750, Mogadisho, Somalia
  • Dra. Clarice Mota, Instituo de Filosofia e Ciias Sociais, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Largo de SFrancisco, 1/4 Andar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dr. David O. Nyamwaya, Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. A. W. Patterson, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, P.O. Box 140, Kingston 17, Jamaica
  • Dr. Gretel Pelto, Nutrition Division, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. D. Raghunandan, Society for Economic and Social Studies, B-1 2nd floor LSC, J Block, Saket, New Delhi 110 017, India
  • Dr. Kong-Kyun Ro, Department of Management Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 131, Cheongryang, Seoul, Korea
  • Prof. Maria E. Romero, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
  • Dr. Susan C. M. Scrimshaw, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
  • Dr. Vijaya Shrestha, Box 3067, Kathmandu, Nepal


International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

Secretariat: Charles St. Sta., P.O. Box 500, Boston, MA 02114-0500, USA. Tel. (617) 2278747; fax (617) 227-9405; telex 650 3978146 MCI UW; e-mail UNUCPO@INF.UNU.EDU. Project coordinator: Dr. John C. Klensin. Associate coordinator: Dr. Barbara Burlingame, DSIR, Palmerston North, New Zealand; tel. (063) 68019; fax (063) 61130; e-mail BUREINGAMEB%PNCRN-3@PNCRI-1.PACM.CRI.NZ

Regional liaison groups:

AFROFOODS. Coordinator: Mr. Claver R. Temalilwa, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

ARABFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Raja Tannous, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

ASEANFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Aree Valyasevi, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. National coordinators: Dr. Prapasn Puwastien, INMU, Bangkok, Thailand; Dr. Tee E. Siong, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Dr. Aida Aguinaldo, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila, Philippines

EUROFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Clive West, Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands

LATINFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Ricardo Bressani, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, Guatemala City, Guatemala

MENAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Mohamed Amr Hussein, Director, Nutrition Institute, Cairo, Egypt

NORDICFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Ake Bruce, Swedish National Food Administration, Uppsala, Sweden

OCEANIAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Burlingame, DSIR, Private Bag, Palmerston North, New Zealand

SOUTHASIAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Mushtaq A. Khan, Nutrition Section, Planning Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan