The second edition of this publication contains a set of guidelines on data compilation, dissemination and use in the analysis of food, which seeks to highlight how to obtain quality data that meet the varied requirements of food composition database users. These guidelines draw on experience gained in countries where food composition programmes have been active for many years. It will be of relevance to professionals in health and agriculture research, policy development, food regulation and safety, food product development, clinical practice and epidemiology.
Author: H. Greenfield
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
About twenty years ago, there was a recognition in Europe that real benefits would flow from coordinating the manner in which food composition tables were produced in the various countries of Europe. Subsequent development of computerised nutritional data bases has further highlighted the potential advantages of working together. Such cooperation could lead to improved quality and compatibility of the various European nutrient data bases and the values within them. This realisation was one of the driving forces behind the development of the Eurofoods initiative in the 1980's when those people in Europe interested in data on food composition began working together. This initiative received further impetus with the establishment of the Eurofoods-Enfant Concerted Action Project within the framework of the FLAIR (Food-Linked Agro-Industrial Research) Programme of the Commission of the European Communities. It was quickly recognised that the draft guidelines for the production, management and use of food composition data which had been prepared under the aegis of INFOODS (International Network of Food Data Systems, a project of the United Nations University), would be especially applicable to the objectives of the Concerted Action. The guidelines have been written by two recognised experts. Many people associated with FLAIR Eurofoods-Enfant have added constructive criticism and advice to that offered previously by those associated with INFOODS. Thus the guidelines are backed by a consensus in the community of those responsible for the production and use of food composition tables and nutrient data bases.
Comprehensive data in an easy-to-use format This updated edition presents the huge amount of data needed for effective and accurate nutritional decisions in the production, marketing, and control of food products. It is designed for dietitians and nutritional experts, as well as food scientists, researchers, and manufacturers. The food composition and nutrition tables in this book —presented in English, German, and French — address varying nutritional requirements and allow for the constant changes in the nutritional assessment of food constituents. The seventh edition builds on the strong base of the previous editions by incorporating discussions on select new foods, investigations in bioactive compounds, as well as additional and revised data on more than 800 foods and 300 constituents. New in the seventh edition— Updated figures for iodine Vitamin K, and purines in fish New data on amino acid and fatty acids found in milk and milk products Up-to-date information on numerous mineral values Information on glucosinolates and fatty acids as bioactive compounds in vegetables Additional foods such as spelt, seabream, lamb cuts and loin of goat
Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2002-07-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This reference provides the groundwork, tools, and terminology required when conducting specialized searches for information and resources pertaining to traditional and emerging fields of agriculture. The editors present 16 contributions from librarians and other information workers that offer information on research resources across the academic agricultural disciplines. They offer information on library catalog search strategies, abstracts and indexes, bibliographies and literature guides, search engines, government documents, and other research related information. Each contribution addresses research in a particular sub-field of the general discipline of agricultural sciences.
Author: Cecily A. Dignan
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics
Traditional Pacific Island diets were diverse and nutritionally appropriate. In recent decades Pacific Islanders have experienced many changes in lifestyle and diet. Most of the dietary changes have not been for the better, and have contributed to the burden of malnutrition throughout the Pacific. The vast natural biodiversity of food plants and animals represent an asset that is sadly neglected. Food composition activities provide a focus on the nutrient content of individual cultivars, wild and cultivated, that will add to the impetus to preserve its rich diversity for the food security of the region. The food composition data presented in this document are fundamental to food trade, agriculture policy development, nutrition education, and the setting/achieving of nutrition goals and guidelines.
Author: Elaine R. Monsen
Publisher: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Evidence-based practice depends on well-designed, well-executed research. Now in its second edition, this highly respected guide to dietetics research has been written and edited by the foremost experts in the field. As a guide, this book is invaluable to new and experienced researchers alike. As a reference, Research: Successful Approaches provides practical observations that will make research accessible to all readers. Book jacket.