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Food Insecurity is Linked to Dietary Intake but not Growth of Children in the Caribbean

In this cross-sectional study among 390 Caribbean children, 24% of the children lived in food insecure households. Household food insecurity was associated with lower intake of protein and zinc, and anemia among children but not growth.


Objective: To examine food insecurity and its relationship with children’s nutritional health. 

11 Aug, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Aug, 2017


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