La labor de los organismos internacionales en el campo de la nutrición y la alimentación en Latinoamérica
From the standpoint of population Latin America may be considered one, but in their activities international agencies must take into account the ethnic, economic and cultural conditions of the countries since they vary considerably from one to anotherUntil recently the main thrust of the food and nutrition activities of these international agencies was to provide personnel to meet the pressing needs, a policy that had very favorable results incuding the establishment of new institutions. Other contributions were fellowships and travel grants, expert committees, study groups, and regional meetingsAt present seven broad service areas must be taken into account in formulating national nutritional programs: 1) community conditions; 2) availability of foodstuffs; 3) legislation; 4) education of the public; 5) professional education; 6) treatment facilities; and 7) group feeding. One or more specialists needs to devote attention to the problems inherent in each of these areas. One of the work priorities of the international agencies might therefore be the preparation of a register of professional nutrition workers which would make it possible to ascertain the type of consultants available and the time for which they could provide services; once national manpower registers had been prepared, regional and perhaps even a world register could be compiled, and thus facilitate the selection and recr... (AU)
Food and nutrition activities of International Agencies en Latin America
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