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Nutrition is the science that interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.

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Organizations relating to Nutrition

FIAN International / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 1986
Middle East and North Africa Nutrition Association / Irbid, Jordan
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1995
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
Groupe francophone d'hépato-gastroentérologie et nutrition pédiatriques / Grenoble, France / Est. 1987
Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security / Manado, Indonesia / Est. 2007
Specialised Nutrition Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1959
World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights / Est. 1992
UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa / Accra, Ghana / Est. 1986
Center for Science in the Public Interest / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1971
Latinamerican Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition / Lima, Peru / Est. 1975
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1948
International Conference on Physiology of Food and Fluid Intake
Food and Nutrition Foundation of Central America and Panama / Guatemala, Guatemala
European Zoo Nutrition Centre / Hillegom, Netherlands / Est. 2002
Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1971
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1970
International Network of Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security / Leusden, Netherlands / Est. 1999
Federation of Institutes of Food Science and Technology of ASEAN
Vegan Society / Hockley, UK / Est. 1944
Tree Aid / Bristol, UK / Est. 1987
European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians / Emmerich, Germany / Est. 1978
Crops For the Future / Semenyih, Malaysia / Est. 2008
International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1993
International Union of Food Science and Technology / Guelph ON, Canada / Est. 1970

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World Problems relating to Nutrition

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Nutritional deficiencies
Necrotizing fasciitis
Iodine deficiency disorders
Human consumption of animals
Soil infertility
Protein-energy malnutrition
Maternal malnutrition
Substance abuse during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Lack of folic acid in diet
Inadequate nutrition education
Excessive consumption of vitamins
Chemical contaminants of food
Smoking during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Inadequate feeding of animals
Denial to working animals of restorative nourishment and rest
Inhumane food preparation
Human deficiency diseases
Seasonal fluctuations in food production
Unhealthy diet
Ignorance of women concerning primary health care
Disparities in calorie intake
Food fads
LSD abuse

Action Strategies relating to Nutrition

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Advancing nutrition

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