Nutrition Policy Implementation

Issues and Experience

  • Nevin S. Scrimshaw
  • Mitchel B. Wallerstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Rationale for Investment in Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fernando E. Viteri
      Pages 3-19
    3. Josef Brožek
      Pages 21-40
    4. R. K. Chandra
      Pages 41-58
  3. Food Fortification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Stanley N. Gershoff
      Pages 61-74
    3. Miguel Layrisse
      Pages 89-98
  4. Supplementary Feeding and Formulated Foods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Stephen R. Allen, Andrew J. Koval
      Pages 115-130
    3. George H. Ropes
      Pages 131-139
    4. Badri Tandon
      Pages 141-150
    5. Ricardo Bressani
      Pages 151-169
  5. Integrated, Multisectoral Village-Level Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-172
    2. Jon Eliot Rohde, Lukas Hendrata
      Pages 209-230
    3. R. Florentino, C. Adorna, F. Solon
      Pages 247-276
  6. Small Farm Agricultural Systems

  7. Post-Harvest Food Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Hans Guggenheim
      Pages 373-384
  8. Food Price Controls and Consumer Subsidies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. C. Peter Timmer
      Pages 437-452
    3. Beatrice Lorge Rogers
      Pages 453-471
    4. Lance Taylor
      Pages 473-480
  9. Nutrition Policy Implementation

    1. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Mitchel B. Wallerstein
      Pages 513-525
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 527-558

About this book


The MIT International Nutrition Planning Program (INP) was initiated in the fall of 1972 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, later supplemented by funds from USAID under the 2110 Program. Con­ ceived as a multidisciplinary undertaking, the INP was a joint effort of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Center for Inter­ national Studies at MIT that also included representatives of the Depart­ ments of Economics, Political Science, Urban Studies, Humanities (Anthropology), and Civil Engineering. It has been successful in attract­ ing graduate students and conducting research on various international food and nutrition problems, including the design of intervention pro­ grams. A condition of the original grant from the Rockefeller Foundation was the organization of a meeting to summarize and evaluate the prog­ ress of the program. It was ultimately decided that the best approach would be a workshop that would attempt to assess what had been learned about the implementation of food and nutrition policies since the start of the INP. Out of concern for food and nutrition policy issues, the World Hunger Programme of The United Nations University (UNU) and the Ford Foundation also agreed to cosponsor the workshop.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nevin S. Scrimshaw
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mitchel B. Wallerstein
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.MIT/Harvard International Food and Nutrition ProgramUSA
  3. 3.World Hunger ProgramUnited Nations UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Departments of Political Science and NutritionMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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