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close this bookPositive Deviance in Child Nutrition - with Emphasis on Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects and Implications for Development (UNU, 1990, 153 pages)
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Much appreciation is due to Dr. Joe D. Wray and to Dr. Alberto Pradilla for their advice on the design of the mail survey and on the conceptual approach to positive deviance, as well as to Mrs. Mary Scrimshaw for sharing original insights on this topic.

The authors also express their gratitude for support, encouragement, and information from the following individuals: Drs. Pierre Fazzi, Peter Greaves, and Michael Gurney, and Mr. Moberly Rajendran, of the Joint Nutrition Support Programmer Drs. James Grant, Richard Jolly, Stephen Joseph, and Lester Teply, of UNICEF; Drs. Kalyan Bagchi, Manuel Carballo, Alberto Pradilla, and Helmut Sells, of WHO; and, from other institutions, Drs. Kamal Ahmad, Lindsey Allen, Lynn Bennett, Gretchen Berggren, Adolfo Chavez, Joachim Cravioto, Stanley Gershoff, Lucas Hendrata, David Navarro, Cho Nwe Oo, Gretel Pelto, Harold Rice, Beatrice Rogers, Satoto, Nevin Scrimshaw, Susan Scrimshaw, and Heidi van Aarsdale.

The authors are also grateful to the respondents to the mail survey, who are listed in Appendix 2. Since international postal systems are subject to irregularities, some respondents will not find their names in the list in Appendix 2 because their questionnaires arrived too late for computer processing (or possibly did not reach us). Late arrivals were added to the mailing lists for the state-of-the-art paper.