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Nutritional Knowledge and Practices, Lifestyle Characteristics and Anthropometric Status of Turks and Caicos Islands Elementary School Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.111
Pages: 
29–36
Synopsis: 
Assessment of nutritional status and knowledge of 297 elementary school children in Turks and Caicos Islands revealed that most (70%) knew non-communicable diseases were related to diet and obesity. However, levels of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption were low, while overweight/obesity level was high (41%).

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Objectives: To assess nutritional status, knowledge, practices and lifestyle characteristics of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) primary school children.

Subjects and Methods: Sociodemographic, nutrition knowledge and lifestyle information were collected via an interviewer-assisted questionnaire from grade 5 to 6 participants in a cross-sectional survey; anthropometrics were collected by trained interviewers.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Dietary Habits, Diversity and the Indigenous Diet of The Turks and Caicos Islands: Implications For Island-specific Nutrition Intervention

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Pages: 
375–87
Synopsis: 
Diets of relatively affluent islands, Grand Turk and Providenciales, were more varied and complex with higher iron scores than those of the less affluent Middle Caicos which reportedly had the highest prevalence of anaemia.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To describe dietary habits in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Design and Methods: Food frequency questionnaires were administered to female-household-heads of 144 households randomly selected from three islands’voter’s lists (Grand Turk [n = 48], Providenciales [n = 46] and Middle Caicos [n = 50]). Data were collected on the distribution of:

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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