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dc.contributor.authorFaber, M.
dc.contributor.authorLaubscher, R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T08:11:41Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T08:11:41Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationFaber M( 1 ), Laubscher R( 2 ). Seasonal availability and dietary intake of β-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit of 2-year-old to 5-year-old children in a rural South African setting growing these crops at household level. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition [Internet].en_US
dc.identifier.issn09637486
dc.identifier.issn14653478.
dc.identifier.urihttps://infospace.mrc.ac.za/handle/11288/595213
dc.description.abstractThis study determined the seasonal availability and dietary intake of beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit in a rural South African community growing these crops at household level. Monitoring year-round availability of vegetables and fruit in five local shops during 2004 showed that beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit were seldom available in the shops. The dietary intake of 2-year-old to 5-year-old children was determined during February, May, August and November in 2004 and 2005 using an unquantified food frequency questionnaire and 5-day repeated 24-h recall (2005 only). Consumption of beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit showed seasonal variation. Inadequate dietary vitamin A intake ranged from 6% in November to 21% in February and August. beta-Carotene-rich vegetables and fruit contributed 49-74% of the total vitamin A intake. It is concluded that beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit contribute a major part of the dietary vitamin A intake. Consumption of individual beta-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit fluctuated according to the season; nonetheless, an adequate dietary vitamin A intake was maintained throughout the year for the majority of the study population.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe South African Sugar Association funded this study. The authors’ sincere appreciation goes to Bongi Duma, Nhlanhla Hlophe, Derick Mkhize, Lindiwe Msiya, Angeline Ndlovu and France Phungula for recruiting the participants, completing the questionnaires and coding the dietary data, to Ayanda Zondi for coding the dietary data, to Lee-Ann Runcie for capturing the data, and to the children’s caregivers for participating in the study.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma healthcareen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1080/09637480701664852en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectDietary intakeen_US
dc.subjectRuralen_US
dc.subjectSeasonalityen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subjectVegetables and fruiten_US
dc.subjectVtamin A.en_US
dc.titleSeasonal availability and dietary intake of β-carotene-rich vegetables and fruit of 2-year-old to 5-year-old children in a rural South African setting growing these crops at household levelen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNutritional Intervention Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council and Biostatistics Unit, South African Medical Research Council.en_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.en_US
dc.research.unitClosed Unitsen_US
dc.date.epub2009-07-06


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