Topic 21 evidence on diet diversityPresentation Transcript
DIETARY DIVERSITY AS A FOOD SECURITY INDICATOR Source: John Hoddinott and Yisehac Yohannes (2002), FCND DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 136
• We consider, in turn, associations between dietary diversity (number of unique foods) and four indicators of food security: per capita expenditures, caloric availability,• Caloric availability from staples, and caloric availability from non staples.• Associations between consumption of unique food groups and these four characteristics.
Unique food groups• country-specific basic staples (e.g., maize in Mozambique, rice in Bangladesh)• country-specific “luxury staples” (e.g., macaroni and fine bread in Egypt; breakfast cereal in Mexico);• vitamin A- rich roots, tubers, vegetables, and fruits; beans, soya, and other pulses; dairy; fats; sugars; meat, fish, and eggs; other roots and tubers; other fruits; other vegetables;• beverages, spices, and other products