Context Matters for Food Security: Multi-Sited Evidence of Shared Cultural Models of Food Consumption
In this study, we used cultural consensus analysis to assess whether there exist consistently shared, normative ideas about preferable context of food consumption in three diverse research sites: urban Ethiopia, rural Brazil, and rural Haiti. Our analysis demonstrates that in all three communities, there are distinct sets of behaviors that people identified as non-preferable because they reliably associate them with poverty and food insecurity, and behaviors that people identify as preferable because they reliably associate them with wealth and food security. Across the settings, there was little variation in agreement abo...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - September 1, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: C Owens L J Weaver B N Kaiser T Kalk F Tesema F Tessema C Hadley Source Type: research

Effects of Nutritional Knowledge of Informal Caregivers on Depression and Metabolic Outcomes of Hemodialysis Patients
This study aimed to examine the effects of nutritional knowledge of informal caregivers on depression and metabolic outcomes of hemodialysis patients. This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Baskent University Hemodialysis Center with 116 hemodialysis patients and their informal caregivers. Findings revealed that the caregivers who were the couple of the patients had the highest nutritional knowledge level than the other caregivers (p
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 30, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Gul Kiziltan Perim Fatma Turker Esra Koseler Beyaz Mendane Saka Cihat Burak Sayin Source Type: research

The Relationship between Adults' Perceptions, Attitudes of COVID-19, Intuitive Eating, and Mindful Eating Behaviors
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Aug 26:1-20. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1968849. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn total, 1224 Turkish adults (27.5 ± 9.6 years; 80.6% female) answered sociodemographic questions, and three instruments: Mindful Eating Questionnaire (MEQ), Intuitive Eating Scale-2 (IES-2), and COVID-19 Perception and Attitude Scale. Women's perceptions and attitudes toward COVID-19 indicated higher concerns than men (p
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 26, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Nevin Sanlier Şule Kocabas Hande G ül Ulusoy Bulent Celik Source Type: research

Household food insecurity and nutritional status of schoolchildren in rural regions of Bajo Lampa, El Salvador (2018-2019)
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Aug 24:1-16. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1968851. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn 2018, a cross-sectional study was conducted in six communities of Tecoluca, Bajo Lempa (El Salvador). Weight, height, sitting-height, skinfolds thickness and head, arm, and waist circumferences were measured in a sample of 334 schoolchildren. Nutritional status, body composition, and Extended Composite Index for Anthropometric Failure (ECIAF) were estimated. The Food Security Perception Survey (Spanish acronym: EPSA) was applied to 143 households. Anthropometric failure was observed in 37.5% of the schoolchildren. Associa...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Roberto Pedrero-Tom é Noem í López-Ejeda Mar ía Sánchez Alvarez Cristina Herrero-Ja úregui Bel én Acosta Gallo Mar ía Dolores Marrodán Source Type: research

Study on Dietary Pattern, Nutritional Status and Socio-Demographic Determinants of the Preschool Children Aged 3-6 Years
This study was undertaken to analyze the dietary pattern and nutritional status of preschool children and to check the association between diet and socio-demographic factors. Dietary Pattern of 390 preschool children from Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state of India was assessed. 24-Hour dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was used for collecting information regarding dietary intake for three consecutive days. Nutritional indices (weight for age, height for age, weight for height, and BMI for age Z score) were studied using WHO Anthro software. Results indicated that the nutrient intake was in...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Shweta Suri Anuradha Dutta Rita Singh Raghuvanshi Anupama Singh Navin Chandra Shahi C S Chopra Source Type: research

Household food insecurity and nutritional status of schoolchildren in rural regions of Bajo Lampa, El Salvador (2018-2019)
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Aug 24:1-16. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1968851. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn 2018, a cross-sectional study was conducted in six communities of Tecoluca, Bajo Lempa (El Salvador). Weight, height, sitting-height, skinfolds thickness and head, arm, and waist circumferences were measured in a sample of 334 schoolchildren. Nutritional status, body composition, and Extended Composite Index for Anthropometric Failure (ECIAF) were estimated. The Food Security Perception Survey (Spanish acronym: EPSA) was applied to 143 households. Anthropometric failure was observed in 37.5% of the schoolchildren. Associa...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Roberto Pedrero-Tom é Noem í López-Ejeda Mar ía Sánchez Alvarez Cristina Herrero-Ja úregui Bel én Acosta Gallo Mar ía Dolores Marrodán Source Type: research

Study on Dietary Pattern, Nutritional Status and Socio-Demographic Determinants of the Preschool Children Aged 3-6 Years
This study was undertaken to analyze the dietary pattern and nutritional status of preschool children and to check the association between diet and socio-demographic factors. Dietary Pattern of 390 preschool children from Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state of India was assessed. 24-Hour dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was used for collecting information regarding dietary intake for three consecutive days. Nutritional indices (weight for age, height for age, weight for height, and BMI for age Z score) were studied using WHO Anthro software. Results indicated that the nutrient intake was in...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Shweta Suri Anuradha Dutta Rita Singh Raghuvanshi Anupama Singh Navin Chandra Shahi C S Chopra Source Type: research

Household food insecurity and nutritional status of schoolchildren in rural regions of Bajo Lampa, El Salvador (2018-2019)
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Aug 24:1-16. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1968851. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn 2018, a cross-sectional study was conducted in six communities of Tecoluca, Bajo Lempa (El Salvador). Weight, height, sitting-height, skinfolds thickness and head, arm, and waist circumferences were measured in a sample of 334 schoolchildren. Nutritional status, body composition, and Extended Composite Index for Anthropometric Failure (ECIAF) were estimated. The Food Security Perception Survey (Spanish acronym: EPSA) was applied to 143 households. Anthropometric failure was observed in 37.5% of the schoolchildren. Associa...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Roberto Pedrero-Tom é Noem í López-Ejeda Mar ía Sánchez Alvarez Cristina Herrero-Ja úregui Bel én Acosta Gallo Mar ía Dolores Marrodán Source Type: research

Study on Dietary Pattern, Nutritional Status and Socio-Demographic Determinants of the Preschool Children Aged 3-6 Years
This study was undertaken to analyze the dietary pattern and nutritional status of preschool children and to check the association between diet and socio-demographic factors. Dietary Pattern of 390 preschool children from Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state of India was assessed. 24-Hour dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was used for collecting information regarding dietary intake for three consecutive days. Nutritional indices (weight for age, height for age, weight for height, and BMI for age Z score) were studied using WHO Anthro software. Results indicated that the nutrient intake was in...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Shweta Suri Anuradha Dutta Rita Singh Raghuvanshi Anupama Singh Navin Chandra Shahi C S Chopra Source Type: research

Drivers of Food Choice among Children and Caregivers in Post-earthquake Nepal
This study analyzes drivers of food choice among children and parents in rural Nepal. It uses qualitative data collected through key informant interviews and focus group discussions with school children, parents and teachers. The study reveals substantial changes in food behavior during the past decade with increased consumption of rice, meat, and highly processed snack foods while an increased consumption of fruit and vegetables is not evident. It identifies cash availability is the main driver of increased rice, meat and snack food consumption. The second driver is the 2015 Nepal earthquake, which accelerated the transit...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 23, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Pepijn Schreinemachers Rachana Manandhar Shrestha Bishal Gole Dhruba Raj Bhattarai Puspa Lal Ghimire Bhishma P Subedi Tilman Br ück Ghassan Baliki Ishwori P Gautam Christine E Blake Source Type: research

Kitchen Adequacy and Child Diet Quality in a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample
This study examined kitchen adequacy in a racially/ethnically diverse low-income sample and associations with child diet quality. Families with children age five to seven years old (n = 150) from non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, Native American, Hmong, and Somali families were recruited through primary care clinics. More than 85% of families had 15 of the 20 kitchen items queried, indicating that the sample had adequate kitchen facilities. Only one item (a kitchen table) was associated with higher overall diet quality of children. In contrast, children living in households with can openers and measuring sp...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - August 19, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Angela R Fertig Amanda C Trofholz Katie Loth Allan D Tate Michael Miner Dianne Neumark-Sztainer Erin C Westfall Andrea Westby Jerica M Berge Source Type: research

Experiences and Situations of Shame among Food-insecure Adolescents in South Carolina and Oregon
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Jul 28:1-17. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1956484. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTShame experienced with food insecurity and participating in food assistance may affect adolescents. We investigated adolescents' experiences of shame related to food insecurity and situations for these experiences in an ethnically diverse sample of 40 adolescents aged 9-15 years from South Carolina and Oregon. In-depth interviews were recorded, transcribed, coded, and analyzed. Participants described feelings of sadness, anger, and internalized shame with food insecurity. Salient situations were participating in food assista...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - July 28, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Edward A Frongillo Jennifer Bernal Krystal K Rampalli Elizabeth Massey Elizabeth J Adams Tiara N Rosemond Christine E Blake Source Type: research

Food Security, Local Access to Healthy Foods, and Malnutrition
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Jul-Aug;60(4):407-408. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1956276.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34281448 | DOI:10.1080/03670244.2021.1956276 (Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition)
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - July 20, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sunil K Khanna Source Type: research