Volume 3  Issue 1

Volume 3  Issue 1

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Research Article
Factors Contributing To Positive Nutritional Deviance in the Growth of Children Aged 6-36 Months in Rural Northern
GhanaMahama Saaka*, Asamoah Larbi , Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
The main aim of the study was to find out why some children are nutritionally better-off than others although they belong to the same environmental setting. This cross-sectional study conducted in rural Northern Ghana, compared nutritional positive deviant children (that is, neither stunted nor wasted) with children having at least one form of under nutrition with respect to household feeding care practices and other health seeking behaviours. Of the 1,168 children aged 6-36 months, 67.9 % (CI: 64.5 – 71.1) were classified as positive deviant (PD).
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Short Communication
Global Trends in the Promotion of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for Better Nutrition and Health

Ray-Yu Yang*, Meei-Shyuan Lee, Mark Wahlqvist, Robert Holmer, J.D.H. Keatinge

Most people would agree with the statement: fruit and vegetables are rich in micronutrients and health-promoting phytochemicals, and in many cases, low in energy. A healthy diet should be diverse with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Research provides strong evidence that increased intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with lower incidences of micronutrient deficiencies and non-communicable diseases, lower economic/social/personal costs induced by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), lower morbidity and mortality rates, and improved well-being.

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