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Diet, Nutrient Status, and Food Insecurity

2018-01-31 14:05:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Arkansas has one of the highest rates for food insecurity and 27.7% of children in the University of Arkansas area are food insecure. In addition, more than 14% of children ages 2-4 are obese and 20% of children ages 10-17 are obese. In Northwest Arkansas, the area surrounding the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (Washington County), the food insecurity rate for adults is 17.9% (an estimated 34,730 individuals) and the food insecurity rate for children under 17 years of age is 24.4% (12,150 individuals). In addition, the surrounding counties have similar food insecurity rates (This makes Northwest Arkansas an ideal location to conduct a pilot study focusing on egg supplementation, childhood obesity, and food insecurity (http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap).

Study Design

Conditions

Food Insecurity

Intervention

Egg supplementation

Location

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville
Arkansas
United States
72704

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-01-31T14:05:10-0500

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Any food that has been supplemented with essential nutrients either in quantities that are greater than those present normally, or which are not present in the fortified food. The supplementation of cereals with iron and vitamins is an example of fortified food. Fortified food includes also enriched food to which various nutrients have been added to compensate for those essential nutrients removed by refinement or processing. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

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A quantitative value of a measured amount of a specific food that is equal to the GLYCEMIC INDEX of that food multiplied by the carbohydrate content of that food.

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