New Publication explores link between dietary diversity and nutrition
A new study exploring the relationship between dietary diversity and its relationship with nutrition status of adolescents and adults in two districts of rural India has now been published. The study carried out by the LANSA multi-country consortium project where MSSRF is the lead partner, has been authored by Nithya D J and Dr R V Bhavani. Carried out in Wardha district, Maharashtra and Koraput district, Odisha, this paper uses a 24-hour diet recall concludes that this is a good measure to study the relationship between dietary diversity and nutritional status in adults. Food-based approaches are gaining importance to address the problem of undernutrition. Previous studies have used various methods to calculate dietary diversity and to establish its relationship with nutritional status. Published in the Journal of Biosocial Science, the paper can be accessed at MSSRF Library.
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