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Title:Perspectives from the world of nutrition and food science
Editors:Steiner-Asiedu, Matilda
Ohemeng, Agartha
Annor, George A.
Series:Department of nutrition and food science
City of publisher:Legon-Accra
Publisher:for the University of Ghana by Digibooks Ghana
Geographic term:Ghana
nutritive value
food consumption
nutrition education
food preservation
Abstract:This reader addresses issues of food and nutrition security in Ghana. It highlights the need to eat from all food groups, as well as the importance of breakfast, local cereals and of reading food labels. It discusses certain traditional food processing techniques and draws attention to some popular dietary behaviours and their health implications. Titles: Iodine deficiency disorders in perspective (Ebenezer Asibey-Berko and John Egbuta); The changing nature of the Ghanaian food groups: challenges for our health (Helena Nti, Sarah HiIda Hammond and Jacob Setorglo); Breakfast: the Ghanaian perspective and our health (Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Justicia Kyeremeh and Alex Kojo Anderson); Hydration and sports performance (Renee Nsarko, Fred Vuvor and Jacob Setorglo); Food labelling for healthy eating habits (Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Frank Hayford and Alex Anderson); Addressing complementary feeding challenges through nutrition education (Agartha Ohemeng); Geophagia: nutritional and health implications (Obed Harrison, Helena Nti and Fred Vuvor); Nutrition of the elderly in Ghana: preliminary findings (Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Benedicta Atulbire Aganiba and William Bruce Owusu); Perspectives on the traditional food processing technologies in Ghana (Firibu K. Saalia, Esther Sakyi-Dawson and Samuel Sefa-Dedeh); Nutrition and health benefits of consuming millet grains (George Amponsah Annor). [ASC Leiden abstract]