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close this book Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective (1987)
close this folder Experiences with food composition data: the context
close this folder The INFOODS system
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Introduction

Introduction

A major goal of INFOODS is to improve the availability and accessibility of food composition data. This goal, coupled with the existing structure within the field and the resources currently and likely to be available to INFOODS, mandates that the basic structure of INFOODS consist of a small secretariat, multiple regional centres, and guidelines about how "things" should fit together and operate. This paper presents an overview of how we expect INFOODS to operate as a nutritional "system," with special emphasis on data interchange from the perspective of the user.