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Research Article

Reorganization of a nutrition unit in Papua New Guinea.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 03 May 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:265
  1. A Barnes


    Adequate nutrition is a medical priority. It has been estimated that more than half the children in the Chimbu District of Papua New Guinea are malnourished. A practical scheme combat poor nutrition there was based on emphasizing the value of breast-feeding and of locally grown foods. The daily menu given was the same, with three meals each day. The scheme's underlying principles can be adapted for any developing country or for migrant and other minority groups in a developed country.