Topic 21 evidence on diet diversity

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Topic 21 evidence on diet diversity

  1. 1. DIETARY DIVERSITY AS A FOOD SECURITY INDICATOR Source: John Hoddinott and Yisehac Yohannes (2002), FCND DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 136
  2. 2. • 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.
  3. 3. 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

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