Simple food group diversity indicators predict micronutrient adequacy of women's diets in 5 diverse, resource-poor settings.

@article{Arimond2010SimpleFG,
  title={Simple food group diversity indicators predict micronutrient adequacy of women's diets in 5 diverse, resource-poor settings.},
  author={Mary Arimond and Doris M. Wiesmann and Elodie Becquey and Alicia Carriquiry and Melissa C Daniels and Megan Deitchler and Nadia Fanou-Fogny and Maria L Joseph and Gina E Kennedy and Yves Martin-Pr{\'e}vel and Liv Elin Torheim},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 11},
  pages={2059S-69S}
}
Women of reproductive age living in resource-poor settings are at high risk of inadequate micronutrient intakes when diets lack diversity and are dominated by staple foods. Yet comparative information on diet quality is scarce and quantitative data on nutrient intakes is expensive and difficult to gather. We assessed the potential of simple indicators of dietary diversity, such as could be generated from large household surveys, to serve as proxy indicators of micronutrient adequacy for… CONTINUE READING