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dc.contributor.authorFaber, M.
dc.contributor.authorSmuts, C.M.
dc.contributor.authorBenade, A.J.S.
dc.identifier.citationFaber M, Smuts CM, Benade AJS. Dietary intake of primary school children in relation to food production in a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. International journal of food sciences and nutritionen_US
dc.description.abstractThe adequacy of food intake of primary school children living in a low socioeconomic rural area, +/- 60 km northwest of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was assessed in a cross-sectional study. Primary school children, 10 and 11 years old and in grades 5, 6 and 7, and their mothers/caretakers were interviewed. Dietary intake was assessed by a 24-h recall and an unquantified food frequency questionnaire. Local food production was assessed by questionnaire. The diet consumed by the children comprised a limited number of food items. Fruit and vegetable consumption was low, resulting in a poor intake of micronutrients. Despite the local production of some vitamin A rich food crops, the quantity grown and eaten was low. The long-term solutions for combatting micronutrient deficiencies in this rural area include targeted local food production accompanied by a nutrition education programme, to be initiated and monitored by a multi-sectoral team of agriculturists and health scientists.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to show their sincere appreciation to the nutrition monitors (Eunice Mhlongo, Lindiwe Msiya, Mthokozisi Khuzwayo and Derick Mkhize) and sister Tholani Madlala for interviewing the mothers and children; Angeline Ndlovu and Nhlanhla Hlophe for arranging the appointments; the headmaster of the Ndunakazi Primary School, Mr Michael Phungula, for his commitment to the programme; and the mothers and children for their participation.en_US
dc.publisherBasingstoke: Nature Publishingen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectFood science technologyen_US
dc.subjectNutrition, obesity, metabolic disordersen_US
dc.subjectBiological and medical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectMedical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectHuman physiology applied to population studies and life conditions. Human ecophysiologyen_US
dc.subjectTropical medicineen_US
dc.subjectFeeding behavioren_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental factoren_US
dc.subjectSchool ageen_US
dc.subjectFood intakeen_US
dc.subjectPrimary schoolen_US
dc.subjectRural environmenten_US
dc.titleDietary intake of primary school children in relation to food production in a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Research Programme for Nutritional Intervention, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa.en_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Food Science and Nutritionen_US
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