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dc.contributor.authorFungo, R.
dc.contributor.authorMuyonga, J.
dc.contributor.authorKabahenda, M.
dc.contributor.authorKaaya, A.
dc.contributor.authorOkia, C.
dc.contributor.authorDonn, P.
dc.contributor.authorMathurin, T.
dc.contributor.authorTchingsabe, O.
dc.contributor.authorTiegehungo, T.C.
dc.contributor.authorLoo, J.
dc.contributor.authorSnook, L.K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-30T11:22:35Z
dc.date.available2016-11-30T11:22:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationFungo, R.; Muyonga, J.; Kabahenda, M.; Kaaya, A.; Okia, C.C.; Donn, P.; Mathurin, T.; Tchingsabe, O.; Tiegehungo, J.C.; Loo, J.; Snook. L. (2016) Contribution of forest foods to dietary intake and their association with household food insecurity: a cross-sectional study in women from rural Cameroon. Public Health Nutrition 19(17) p. 3185-3196. ISSN: 1368-9800en_US
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/78070
dc.description.abstractTo determine the contribution of forest foods to dietary intake and estimate their association with household food insecurity. Cross-sectional survey conducted among 279 households. Using a 7 d recall questionnaire, information on household food consumption was collected from women and used to determine the household dietary diversity score, food variety score and forest food consumption score (FFCS). Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) score was determined and Spearman rank correlation was used to establish the relationship between consumption of forest foods and HFIAS score. Women’s dietary intake was estimated from two 24 h recalls. The contribution of forest foods to women’s nutrient intakes was calculated and women’s nutrient intakes were compared with estimated average nutrient requirements. Rural forest-dependent households in twelve villages in eastern and southern Cameroon. Household heads and their non-pregnant, non-lactating spouses. Forty-seven unique forest foods were identified; of these, seventeen were consumed by 98 % of respondents over the course of one week and by 17 % of women during the two 24 h recall periods. Although forest foods contributed approximately half of women’s total daily energy intake, considerably greater contributions were made to vitamin A (93 %), Na (100 %), Fe (85 %), Zn (88 %) and Ca (89 %) intakes. Despite a highly biodiverse pool of foods, most households (83 %) suffered from high food insecurity based on the HFIAS. A significant inverse correlation was observed between the HFIAS score and the FFCS (r2=−0·169, P=0·0006), demonstrating that forest foods play an important role in ensuring food security in these forest-dependent communities. Forest foods are widely consumed by forest-dependent communities. Given their rich nutrient content, they have potential to contribute to food and nutrition security.en_US
dc.format.extent12 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourcePublic Health Nutritionen_US
dc.subjectDIETen_US
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen_US
dc.subjectFORESTSen_US
dc.subjectTREESen_US
dc.subjectNUTRITIVE VALUEen_US
dc.subjectAGROBIODIVERSITYen_US
dc.subjectFOREST PRODUCTSen_US
dc.titleContribution of forest foods to dietary intake and their association with household food insecurity: a cross-sectional study in women from rural Cameroonen_US
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.bioversityNUTRITION
cg.subject.bioversityFORESTS
cg.subject.bioversityTREES
cg.subject.bioversityAGROBIODIVERSITY
cg.subject.bioversityNUTRITIVE VALUE
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research instituteen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationMakerere Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorld Agroforestry Centreen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Ngaoundéréen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInstitut de Recherche Agricole pour le Developpement, Cameroonen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationBioversity Internationalen_US
cg.targetaudienceSCIENTISTSen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/contribution-of-forest-foods-to-dietary-intake-and-their-association-with-household-food-insecurity-a-cross-sectional-study-in-women-from-rural-cameroon/B5E235D12B4FD0AE922AA61A032BA778en_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016001324en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.countryCAMEROONen_US
cg.contributor.crpForests, Trees and Agroforestryen_US


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