Food consumption and poverty in rural Jamaica

  title={Food consumption and poverty in rural Jamaica},
  author={Omawale and J C McLeod},
  journal={Ecology of Food and Nutrition},
The relationship between food consumption and poverty is explored at an integrated rural development project site. Household food consumption was estimated by a 24‐hour recall and socioeconomic data were obtained by questionnaire. The sample of 110 households was randomly selected from three functionally defined strata: households operating one acre (Landless), one to three acres (Deficit) and 3.1–5.9 acres (Subsistence). Protein‐energy ratios were generally adequate, but energy intakes below… 

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