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General Nutrition


Global Health and Nutrition Literature

Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries by Richard Semba and Martin W. Bloem; 2nd edition from 2008. 

Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies by Michael H. Person, Robert E. Black, Anne J. Mills; 4th ed.

Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large Scale Action from the World Bank

Public Health Guide in Emergencies from Johns Hopkins and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent 2008. (Chapter 9 is especially relevant for RDNs)


Regional Nutrition

Community Nutrition Survey: This is a guide to use when starting nutrition work in a new community. It is a brainstorm of information that will be helpful in developing education or intervention tools for a low resource village or region.

Africa

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

Central & South America

Adult & Youth Education Methods: Taller de Aprendizaje Activo

Calcium in Tortillas
This bar graph shows the impact that soaking in calcium salts can have on the calcium content of tortillas.

Causes and Management of Disease  

These simple posters help to teach about what causes diseases and how to manage them in a very rudimentary way, and are useful to take with medical teams who might be giving out medication, vaccines, or teaching about prevention.

Common Illnesses Treatment Posters  

In pictures, symbols, and words, these posters are tools to teach how people in low resource settings can make changes that will treat or prevent common illnesses.

"Diabetes Messages" Program:

Diabetes Messages, available in English and Spanish, consists of three, 30 minutes lessons for the prevention and control of Diabetes. The lessons come in two versions, to better fit the learning styles of clientale: Interactive and Drama Lessons. Both versions include with low literacy visuals and posters. The Active Learning Workshop is included, also in English and Spanish.

Though developed with Central American countries in mind, Diabetes Messages can be culturally adapted to other culures and languages.

Diabetes Poster Kit  

Guide to Good Eating--Guia para Buena Alimentacion: Vivid food group handout that is mostly visual with real photos of foods and has portions on the back side.

Growth Unit  

This simple black and white 14 page unit teaches about how to optimize growth of children through good nutrition, explaining basic key nutrition concepts.

Infant Feeding Unit  

Latin American Education

Preventing Anemia  

Designed for Central American countries: fact sheets in Spanish and English, chart in Spanish. Adaptable to other Spanisg-speaking populations

Nutrient Charts--Central America  

These posters can be used in group discussions/classes to explain the concept that some foods are high in a particular nutrient and some are low. Thus a person may want to eat more or less of certain foods to improve nutritional status. Posters show the foods high and low in key nutrients in a very visual format. Designed to be copied in 11" x 17" format but can be made smaller if desired.

School Gardens by Healthy Schools Program of Honduras (From 2001)
This Spanish only guide from Honduras tells all you need to know about school gardens in lots of pictures and simple words.

Toddler Feeding Unit  

With simple black and white drawings this hits the key points of toddler feeding in rural communities in Central America. This is designed to be printed into a flipchart of 8.5x11" paper or posters or put into a powerpoint for presentation in small to large groups.

Eastern & Central Europe

India

Middle East

SE Asia

Addressing Hunger in Lao PDR: Gardens for Growth by Joanna Cummings, MS, RD, CNSC


Agriculture: Gardens

Addressing Hunger in Lao PDR: Gardens for Growth by Joanna Cummings, MS, RD, CNSC

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

School Gardens by Healthy Schools Program of Honduras (From 2001)
This Spanish only guide from Honduras tells all you need to know about school gardens in lots of pictures and simple words.


Child Nutrition

General

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

Infant Feeding Unit  

School Gardens by Healthy Schools Program of Honduras (From 2001)
This Spanish only guide from Honduras tells all you need to know about school gardens in lots of pictures and simple words.

Children (over 6)

Growth Unit (Spanish)  

This simple black and white 14 page unit teaches about how to optimize growth of children through good nutrition, explaining basic key nutrition concepts.

Adolescents

       


Clinical Care: Hospitals, Clinics

       


Dental Care

Dental Education Tools  

These are dental education tools used in conjunction with nutrition trainings and activities in communities


Education Methods and Ideas

General

Growing Tanzania's Nutrition Knowledge: This provides fabulous insights into teaching about and promoting the use of fruits and vegetables anywhere, not just Tanzania.

Adult

Children

       

Youth


Food Preparation

       

Food Safety

Five Keys to Food Safety by the World Health Organization

Recipes

       

Stoves

       


Gastrointestinal Diseases

       

Diarrhea

       

Parasites, Amoebas

       


HIV/AIDS Nutrition

       


Malnutrition, Stunting, & Wasting

Growth Unit (Spanish)  

This simple black and white 14 page unit teaches about how to optimize growth of children through good nutrition, explaining basic key nutrition concepts.


Macronutrients

       

Protein

Growth Unit (Spanish)  

This simple black and white 14 page unit teaches about how to optimize growth of children through good nutrition, explaining basic key nutrition concepts.

Fats

       

Carbohydrates

       


Maternal, Infant, & Child Care

       

General

       

Pregnancy

       

Lactation, Breastfeeding

       

Infant Feeding

Young Children (under 6)

Growth Unit (Spanish)  

This simple black and white 14 page unit teaches about how to optimize growth of children through good nutrition, explaining basic key nutrition concepts.


Micronutrients

Calcium

Calcium in Tortillas
This bar graph shows the impact that soaking in calcium salts can have on the calcium content of tortillas.

Iron

Preventing Anemia  

Designed for Central American countries: fact sheets in Spanish and English, chart in Spanish. Adaptable to other Spanisg-speaking populations

Vitamins A, B, C, Folic Acid

       


Non-Communicable Disease

       

Cardiovascular Diseases

       

Cancer

       

Diabetes

"Diabetes Messages" Program:

Diabetes Messages, available in English and Spanish, consists of three, 30 minutes lessons for the prevention and control of Diabetes. The lessons come in two versions, to better fit the learning styles of clientale: Interactive and Drama Lessons. Both versions include with low literacy visuals and posters. The Active Learning Workshop is included, also in English and Spanish.

Though developed with Central American countries in mind, Diabetes Messages can be culturally adapted to other cultures and languages.


Obesity and Overweight

       


Respiratory Health

Respiration and Nutrition: This simple black and white guide was designed to teach about how nutrition impacts the respiratory problems common in low resource communities of Central America.


Senior Nutrition

       


Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)


Other