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Infant nutrition: a growing concern for refugees

An article by Save the Children Fund (1999).

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NHS Direct

A range of factsheets covering a diversity of health and well-being issues (eating well, drugs, sexual health etc). Available in English only.
Scroll down on list on right and click on healthy eating.

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Range of diet and lifestyle leaflets in 14 languages

From the New South Wales (Aust) Multi-Cultural Communication; a good range of healthy living/ health diets leaflets.

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Health Development Agency: promoting health eating

Effectiveness of interventions to promote healthy eating in people from minority ethnic groups. A summary of a research report.

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Food and nutrition information centre (database)

US site. This is a large database of nutrition links covering subjects such as food and health disorders, age and gender issues, plus nutrition education, international links etc. Very detailed links.

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Spanish-English pictorial recipes

The recipes are intended for a limited income, low literacy Spanish-speaking audience and have been used as part of a series of interactive, hands-on classes. They have been tested over the past 6 years in the OFNP (Oregon Family Nutrition Program) Hispanic Office, Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon.

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Talking about Food - a new publication for health professionals

Maternity Alliance have produced a new guide for midwives and other health professionals on how to give effective healthy eating advice to disadvantaged pregnant women, as part of the Government's 'Healthy Start' scheme.
guide costs just 5 and can be ordered from our Publications Officer at [email protected] or
by calling 020 7490 7639 ext 353

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Nutrition Issues for Refugees in Australia

The report from Australia has relevant information on nutrition issues for all refugees and asylum seekers.

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WHO: The Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Persons

The quarterly 'Reports on the Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Populations' (RNIS) are compiled and published by the ACC/Sub-Committee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN) based in Geneva.
To receive copies of the forthcoming 'Report on the World Nutrition Situation' and/or to receive regularly the quarterly 'Reports on the Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Populations' please contact: RNIS Co-ordinator, ACC/SCN, c/o World Health Organization, 20, avenue Appia, 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland.

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Special help for Southeast Asian refugees: Food and Nutrition

For Southeast Asian refugees accustomed to daily food shopping at open-air farmers' markets, suddenly being confronted with the intricacies of the modern supermarket can be bewildering and frightening. They are faced not only with a totally new system of shopping, but also with many unfamiliar foods, and even familiar foods may be packaged in strange new ways. (US)

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Nutritional Needs for Special Groups

Information on refugees and asylum seekers and nutrition from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey PCT.

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Cultural and religious influences on adult nutrition in the UK

The article provides an overview of cultural and religious influences on nutrition and nutritional problems with reference to traditional Asian, African-Caribbean and Chinese dietary practices.

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