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close this bookCompiling Data for Food Composition Data Bases (UNU, 1991, 68 pages)
View the documentAcknowledgements
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close this folderPart I the data base
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close this folder1. Data base considerations
View the documentImportance and status of food composition data
View the documentAnalytic and non-analytic data
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View the documentData base development
close this folderPart II Gathering the data
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close this folder2. Analysing foods
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View the documentObtaining foods
View the documentAdequacy of analytical methodology
View the documentCalculations to derive nutrients
close this folder3. Calculating representative data
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View the documentPreliminary examination of the data
View the documentTwo or more populations
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close this folder4. Data from other sources
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View the documentWhere to find food composition data
View the documentEvaluation of data from various sources
close this folder5. Estimation from Data on Similar Foods
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View the documentHow foods differ
View the documentAdjustments for differences between foods
View the documentAssumed zero: a special case
close this folder6. Calculations for multi-ingredient foods
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View the documentTypes of recipes
View the documentRecipe calculation guidelines
View the documentLimitations
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View the documentOther Titles in this Series Food Composition Data

Other Titles in this Series Food Composition Data

A User's Perspective

Edited by William M. Rand, Carol T. Windham, Bonita W. Wyse, and Vernon R. Young

Examines current problems and needs for improvement, providing an essential introduction and survey of the subject for those involved in gathering, compiling, or using food composition data.

ISBN 92-808-0633-5; 236 pages; paper
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Identification of Food Components for INFOODS Data Interchange

By John C. Klensin, Diane Feskanich, Victor Lin, A. Stewart Truswell, and David A. T. Southgate

This hook makes available for the first time a comprehensive standardization of nomenclature for international nutrient data exchange. The reader is provided with a straightforward set of rules for identifying food components precisely and constructing data bases suitable for transfer between computers.

ISBN 92-808-0734-x; 112 pages; paper
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INFOODS Food Composition Data Interchange Handbook

By John C. Klensin

This manual defines the organizing principles and formats of the data interchange system in sufficient technical detail to permit programs to be correctly written that will produce and interpret interchange files that structure and preserve whatever information is available. It provides precise definitions and explanations of the elements to be used in an interchange file and the rules by which they are combined, with clear illustrative examples.

ISBN 92-808-0774-9; paper
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