e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

Frequently asked questions

Q: Is eLENA available on CD?

A: No. We are currently working on a mobile phone application, however, which should be available in 2015.

Q: Is eLENA available in print?

A: No. eLENA is an electronic library and is not available in print. However, WHO guidelines are available to buy from the WHO bookshop.

Q: How are the intervention topics in eLENA chosen?

A: Intervention topics are selected to coordinate with existing nutrition and nutrition-related guidelines as well as those that are in process of being developed or revised. Priority is given to interventions for which there is a strong recommendation for implementation and whose desirable effects outweigh any undesirable effects. However, a wide range of intervention topics covering a cross section of health conditions, population groups and intervention types will continue to be added to eLENA. If you would like to suggest a new intervention topic, please go to the “How to contribute” page.

Q: How often are new interventions added?

A: eLENA is generally updated with new interventions every 3-4 months.

Q: How often will content on a specific intervention be updated?

A: eLENA content is regularly reviewed for necessary updates. New information is generally added as soon as it becomes available.

Q: Can I suggest an intervention topic to be included in eLENA?

A: Yes. You can suggest a new intervention topic by completing the form on the "How to contribute" page.

Q: Can I write an article for eLENA?

A: Yes. We are always keen to hear from nutrition experts interested in writing biological, behavioural and contextual rationales or commentaries for eLENA. Please go to the "How to contribute" page, and if you meet our criteria for authors, we will contact you with guidance on how to prepare these articles, as well as how they are reviewed.