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International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG) technical document #1. Assessment of the risk of zinc deficiency in populations and options for its control.
This chapter discusses zinc Nutrition, which focuses on dietary requirements and recommended intakes for zinc, and causes of zinc deficiency and groups at high risk. Expand
Operationalizing dietary diversity: a review of measurement issues and research priorities.
  • M. Ruel
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 November 2003
Evidence from a multicountry analysis suggests that household-level DD diversity is strongly associated with household per capita income and energy availability, suggesting that DD could be a useful indicator of food security. Expand
Dietary diversity is associated with child nutritional status: evidence from 11 demographic and health surveys.
There is an association between child dietary diversity and nutritional status that is independent of socioeconomic factors, and that dietary diversity may indeed reflect diet quality, which is suggested to be recommended for widespread use as an indicator of diet quality. Expand
Nutrition-sensitive interventions and programmes: how can they help to accelerate progress in improving maternal and child nutrition?
Evidence of nutritional effects of programmes in four sectors--agriculture, social safety nets, early child development, and schooling, is reviewed, finding that nutrition-sensitive programmes can help scale up nutrition-specific interventions and create a stimulating environment in which young children can grow and develop to their full potential. Expand
Urban livelihoods and food and nutrition security in Greater Accra, Ghana
Accra offers a compelling case study of the contemporary impact of urban life on the livelihoods, food security, and nutritional status of its people. The Accra Urban Food and Nutrition Study was aExpand
Child feeding practices are associated with child nutritional status in Latin America: innovative uses of the demographic and health surveys.
Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys for 5 Latin American countries were used to create a composite child feeding index and to identify vulnerable groups that could be targeted by nutrition education and behavior change interventions. Expand
Is dietary diversity an indicator of food security or dietary quality? A review of measurement issues and research needs.
  • M. Ruel
  • Medicine
  • Food and nutrition bulletin
  • 1 June 2003
It is revealed that studies in developed and developing countries have used a variety of food and food-group classification systems different numbers of foods and food groups and varying reference period lengths. Expand
Critical windows for nutritional interventions against stunting.
The evidence presented in this Food Policy Review highlights the key role of education in ensuring the success of food-based approaches and the need to take ultimate responsibility for the quality of their diet. Expand
Measuring the Food Access Dimension of Food Security
Clarity is brought in the assessment of the food access dimension of food security at the household and individual level by recommending the use of experience-based indicators, HDDS, or FCS to assess household access to energy. Expand