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Nutrition is the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. It provides organisms with nutrients, which can be metabolized to create energy and chemical structures. Failure to obtain sufficient nutrients causes malnutrition. Nutritional science is the study of nutrition, though it typically emphasizes human nutrition.

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Organizations relating to Nutrition

International Union of Food Science and Technology / Guelph ON, Canada / Est. 1970
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action / Penang, Malaysia / Est. 1991
International Society of Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics / Chapel Hill NC, USA / Est. 2005
Middle East and North Africa Nutrition Association / Irbid, Jordan
Specialised Nutrition Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1959
Latinamerican Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition / Lima, Peru / Est. 1975
Federation of Institutes of Food Science and Technology of ASEAN
European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians / Naarden, Netherlands / Est. 1978
Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians / Woodbrook, Trinidad-Tobago / Est. 1972
Accademia Europea di Scienza della Nutrizione / Milan, Italy / Est. 1961
West African Association of Food Science and Technology / Guelph ON, Canada / Est. 2008
Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition / Cincinnati OH, USA
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior / Indianapolis IN, USA / Est. 1967
Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations / Est. 1991
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1970
Nordic Work Group for International Breastfeeding Issues / Est. 1978
SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health / Manila, Philippines
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama / Guatemala, Guatemala / Est. 1949
European Commission on Agriculture / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1949
New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition / Est. 2012
Fundación para la Alimentación y Nutrición de Centro América y Panama / Guatemala, Guatemala
Nestlé Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1966
Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition / Est. 1988
African Graduate Nutrition Students Network / Tamale, Ghana
International Baby Food Action Network / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1979
Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 2013
European Milk Forum / Dublin, Ireland / Est. 2011
VALID Nutrition / Bantry, Ireland / Est. 2005
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition / London, UK / Est. 2013
International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics / Chicago IL, USA
SUSTAIN / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1999
Famine Early Warning System Network / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1985
Earthsave International / New York NY, USA / Est. 1988
Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel / Vaux-en-Bugey, France / Est. 1983
Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation / Boston MA, USA / Est. 1985
Enraíza Derechos / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1985
Nutrition Third World / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 1984
Fundación Dieta Mediterranea / Barcelona, Spain
Convoy of Hope / Springfield MO, USA / Est. 1994
SPOON Foundation / Portland OR, USA / Est. 2007
Nutrition and Education International / Pasadena CA, USA / Est. 2003
International Committee of Food Science and Technology / Est. 1962
CAB International Bureau of Nutrition / Est. 1929
Middle East Dietary Association
International Confederation of Nutrition Support Organizations / Est. 1997
Pacific Islands Nutrition and Dietetic Association
World Agricultural Information Centre / Rome, Italy / Est. 1992
Asia Food and Nutrition Research Institute / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 1971
International Society of Sports Nutrition / Woodland Park CO, USA
Major League Eating / New York NY, USA

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World Problems relating to Nutrition

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Substance abuse during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Obesity
Nutritional deficiencies
Maternal malnutrition
Protein-energy malnutrition
Iodine deficiency disorders
Human consumption of animals
Soil infertility
Vitamin deficiencies in diet
Inadequate nutrition education
Lack of folic acid in diet
Cancer-causing foods
Nutritional anaemias
Over-eating
Voluntary physical suffering
Eutrophication
Ignorance of women concerning primary health care
Health hazards from fish, crustacea and molluscs
LSD abuse
Chemical contaminants of food
Food fads
Disparities in calorie intake
Unhealthy diet
Seasonal fluctuations in food production
Human deficiency diseases

Action Strategies relating to Nutrition

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing dietary supplements
Planning integrated food plant nutrient programmes
Eating commensally
Securing food supplies
Being on a diet
Vegetarianism
Eating
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
Having special diet
Balancing student daily diets
Developing diets to improve cognitive abilities
Expanding dietary sources
Moderating eating and drinking
Ensuring adequate livestock diet
Killing crop eating insects
Providing insufficient diet
Teaching dietetics
Diversifying nutritious protein crops

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