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Food and Nutrition Research in the Caribbean

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338–50
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Research at the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute over the years has focussed on food insecurity and obesity in the Caribbean. This paper shows that efforts to improve nutritional status must be located in both the immediate and underlying factors if success is to be sustained.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Maternal Dietary Quality and Socio-demographic Status and their Association with Food Insecurity in the St. George Region of Trinidad and Tobago

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.048
Synopsis: 
This exploratory study sought to understand the relationship between food insecurity, socio-demographic status (SDS) and diet quality in a sample of pregnant mothers in Trinidad As households tended towards severe food insecurity, their SDS decreased; overall diet quality was not statistically significant with food security status in this sample, neither was multigravidity statistically significant with higher diet quality.

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Objective: This exploratory study sought to understand the relationship between food insecurity, socio-demographic status (SDS) and diet quality in a sample of pregnant mothers in Trinidad.

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25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Jul, 2016

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