- Provides information on the current global scenario concerning public health nutrition problems
- Discusses issues such as nutrition in reference to AIDS, non-communicable diseases and emerging situations
- Covers malnutrition in women and children, micronutrient deficiency disorders, geriatric nutrition and nutrition in emergencies and disasters, among other topics
B. Iodine deficiency disorders
C. Nutritional anaemia
D. Zinc nutrition
E. Food fortification. Section 4 Food, nutrition and health programmes. Section 5 Nutrition in emergencies and disasters. Section 6 Geriatric nutrition. Section 7 Chronic degenerative diseases. Section 8 Programme planning and implementation. Section 9 India programmes.
Sheila C. Vir is currently a senior nutrition consultant and Director, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre, New Delhi. She is a postgraduate in Food and Nutrition from University of Delhi, India and, PhD from Queen's University, Belfast, UK. Dr Vir, a recipient of the Common Wealth Van den Bergh Nutrition Award and secretary to the Nutrition Society of India, has worked as a programme officer with UNICEF (India) for about 20 years. Presently, she is also working as a Senior Nutrition Expert with the Government of India and various government-supported technical training and teaching institutes.