The following resources were compiled by:

Dale Hancock, DVM PhD
Field Disease Investigation Unit
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-6610

to address the question: "Are animal source foods necessary for healthy populations in developing countries?" 

1.Allen LH. Interventions for micronutrient deficiency control in developing countries: past, present and future. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3875S-3878S.

2.Ayele Z, Peacock C. Improving access to and consumption of animal source foods in rural households: the experiences of a women-focused goat development program in the highlands of Ethiopia. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3981S-3986S

3.Bwibo NO, Neumann CG. The need for animal source foods by Kenyan children. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3936S-3940S.

4.Dossa RA, Ategbo EA, Van Raaij JM, de Graaf C, Hautvast G.Multivitamin-multimineral and iron supplementation did not improve appetite of young stunted and anemic Beninese children. J Nutr. 2001 Nov;131(11):2874-9. iron pills won’t substitute for iron deficient diet].

5. Gibson RS, Yeudall F, Drost N, Mtitimuni BM, Cullinan TR. Experiences of a community-based dietary intervention to enhance micronutrient adequacy of diets low in animal source foods and high in phytate: a case study in rural Malawian children. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3992S-3999S.

6. Grillenberger M, Neumann CG, Murphy SP, Bwibo NO, Weiss RE, Jiang L, Hautvast JG, West CE. Intake of micronutrients high in animal-source foods is associated with better growth in rural Kenyan school children. Br J Nutr. 2006 Feb;95(2):379-90.

7. Hop le T. Programs to improve production and consumption of animal source foods and malnutrition in Vietnam. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):4006S-4009S.

8. Hunt JR. High-, but not low-bioavailability diets enable substantial control of women's iron absorption in relation to body iron stores, with minimal adaptation within several weeks. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Dec;78(6):1168-77.

9. Neumann CG, Bwibo NO, Murphy SP, Sigman M, Whaley S, Allen LH, Guthrie D, Weiss RE, Demment MW. Animal source foods improve dietary quality, micronutrient status, growth and cognitive function in Kenyan school children: background, study design and baseline findings. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3941S-3949S.

10.     Rivera JA, Hotz C, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Neufeld L, Garcia-Guerra A. The effect of micronutrient deficiencies on child growth: a review of resultsfrom community-based supplementation trials. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):4010S-4020S.

11.     Rosegrant MW, Leach N, Gerpacio RV. Alternative futures for world cereal and meat consumption. Proc Nutr Soc. 1999 May;58(2):219-34.

12.     Tatala S, Svanberg U, Mduma B. Low dietary iron availability is a major cause of anemia: a nutrition survey in the Lindi District of Tanzania. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Jul;68(1):171-8.

13.     Whaley SE, Sigman M, Neumann C, Bwibo N, Guthrie D, Weiss RE, Alber S, Murphy SP. The impact of dietary intervention on the cognitive development of Kenyan school children. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3965S-3971S.

14.     Zimmermann MB, Chaouki N, Hurrell RF. Iron deficiency due to consumption of a habitual diet low in bioavailable iron: a longitudinal cohort study in Moroccan children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jan;81(1):115-21.