Sharbaugh CO with Egan MC, eds. 1991. Call to Action: Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children, and Families—Proceedings. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 356 pp., summ. (42 pp.).
Annotation: This full report and executive summary contain issue papers, recommendations, and strategies for action to improve maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition services. The recommendations, which call for coordination and collaboration among governmental and non-governmental organizations, were developed through discussions at a national workshop sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Interorganizational Nutrition Group (MCHING), with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Forty-four voluntary, professional, educational, and nonprofit organizations and 14 Federal agencies participated in the workshop. Issue papers included in the full report are: Nutrition Services in the Maternal and Child Health Program: A Historical Perspective; Societal Trends that Affect Nutrition Status and Services for the Maternal and Child Health Populations; Women's Nutrition for Optimal Reproductive Health; Infant Nutrition; Child Nutrition; Adolescent Nutrition; Children with Special Health Care Needs; Needs Assessment for Nutrition Activities; Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Nutrition Programs; Components of Nutrition Services; Quality Assurance; Personnel; Financing; and Economic Analysis of Nutrition Care. The background papers were also issued separately. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Breastfeeding, Child nutrition, Children with special health care needs, Cost effectiveness, Dietitians, Financing, Infant nutrition, Maternal nutrition, Needs assessment, Nutrition disorders, Nutrition monitoring, Nutrition policy, Nutrition services, Prenatal nutrition, Professional education, Program planning, Public health nutritionists, Quality assurance, SPRANS