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Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of 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

International Scientific Association for Micronutrients in Agriculture / Est. 1985
Latin American and Caribbean Food Security Movement
FIAN International / Est. 1986
Middle East and North Africa Nutrition Association
Group for International Nutrition
Industry Council for Development Services / Est. 1979
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia / Est. 1995
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements / Est. 1992
Future Harvest / Est. 1998
International Federation for Progress in Nutrition
Groupe francophone d'hépato-gastroentérologie et nutrition pédiatriques / Est. 1987
Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security / Est. 2007
Global Network on Food Security / Est. 1995
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Nutrition / Est. 1948
International Association for the Psychology of Food and Nutrition / Est. 1992
Caribbean Institute of Food Science and Technology
International Association for the Optimization of Plant Nutrition / Est. 1983
Specialised Nutrition Europe / Est. 1959
World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights / Est. 1992
UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa / Est. 1986
International Meeting of Animal Nutrition Experts / Est. 1957
International Committee of Food Science and Technology / Est. 1962
Center for Science in the Public Interest / Est. 1971
Network of International Food Science Communicators / Est. 1993
International Dietary Energy Consultancy Group / Est. 1986

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World Problems relating to Nutrition

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Voluntary physical suffering
Loss of appetite
Nutritional deficiencies
Religious opposition to public health practices
Deterioration in soil fertility
Threatened species of Macaca fascicularis
Protein-energy malnutrition
Diseases of the digestive system
Excessive consumption of vitamins
Unhealthy diet
Inappropriate infant feeding strategies
Eating disorders
Dietary restrictions
Consumption of bad dietary fats
Dietary deficiencies in domestic animals
Nutritionally-induced mental illness
Seasonal fluctuations in food production
Unbalanced family diets
Substance abuse during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Violation of food taboos
Inhumane food preparation
Prohibitive cost of nutritious food

Action Strategies relating to Nutrition

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing dietary supplements
Planning integrated food plant nutrient programmes
Securing food supplies
Serving nutritious model meals
Supplying basic nutritional needs
Fostering breastfeeding
Educating in nutrition
Studying nutritional habits
Controlling excessive nutrient enrichment of coastal waters
Providing public eating facilities
Protecting dietary taboos
Balancing student daily diets
Developing diets to improve cognitive abilities
Moderating eating and drinking
Ensuring adequate livestock diet
Killing crop eating insects
Teaching dietetics
Diversifying nutritious protein crops
Developing new community nutritionists
Infringing dietary taboos
Stabilizing rain-fed croplands
Improving basic dietary knowledge
Planting nutritious food crops
Improving nutritional value of staple foods

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