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Household food security is associated with agricultural livelihoods and diet quality in a marginalized community of rural bedouins in Lebanon

Show simple item record Ghattas H. Barbour J.M. Nord M. Zurayk R. Sahyoun N.R.
dc.contributor.editor 2013 2017-10-18T13:24:37Z 2017-10-18T13:24:37Z 2013
dc.identifier 10.3945/jn.113.176388
dc.identifier.issn 223166
dc.description.abstract In the context of recent increases in international food prices, it is hypothesized that in rural communities retaining food production practices is important for protection against food insecurity at both the household and community levels, as well as for protection against the development of poor nutritional outcomes. To investigate this hypothesis, a crosssectional study of household food security and nutritional status was carried out in a rural community of settled Bedouins in Lebanon comprising 84 households with 474 individuals; this tribe's recent history of settlement in 2 locations that differ by access to land and food production practices provides the context for this study. Food insecurity was found to be highly prevalent (49percent) in this Bedouin community and was negatively associated with household food production (P 0.05) and the consumption of fruits, chicken, meat, and fish (P 0.05) and positively associated with consumption of cereal products (P 0.01). This study shows that in small rural communities in a transitional country, sustaining food production may protect from food insecurity. Agricultural livelihood support programs that promote continued involvement in food production at the household and community level, in conjunction with other income-generating activities, may build resilience against food insecurity and improve dietary diversity. © 2013 American Society for Nutrition.
dc.format.extent Pages: (1666-1671)
dc.language English
dc.publisher BETHESDA
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Nutrition; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 143; no. 10; Pages: (1666-1671);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Household food security is associated with agricultural livelihoods and diet quality in a marginalized community of rural bedouins in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Ghattas, H., Departments of Nutrition and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Barbour, J.M., Departments of Nutrition and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Nord, M., Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Zurayk, R., Departments of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Sahyoun, N.R., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Ghattas, H.; Departments of Nutrition and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Nutrition and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Ghattas, H
dc.contributor.authorInitials Barbour, JM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nord, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zurayk, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Sahyoun, NR
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Ghattas, H (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Nutr and Food Sci, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 84885744655
dc.publisher.address 9650 ROCKVILLE PIKE, BETHESDA, MD 20814 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr J. Nutr.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 10
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Nutrition
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Nutr.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 143
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dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex age distribution
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex agricultural worker
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex beverage
dc.subject.otherIndex bread
dc.subject.otherIndex cereal
dc.subject.otherIndex chicken
dc.subject.otherIndex chicken meat
dc.subject.otherIndex child
dc.subject.otherIndex coping behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex cross-sectional study
dc.subject.otherIndex dietary intake
dc.subject.otherIndex educational status
dc.subject.otherIndex egg
dc.subject.otherIndex employment status
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex fish
dc.subject.otherIndex food industry
dc.subject.otherIndex food security
dc.subject.otherIndex fruit
dc.subject.otherIndex household
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex livestock
dc.subject.otherIndex major clinical study
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex meat
dc.subject.otherIndex milk
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional status
dc.subject.otherIndex preschool child
dc.subject.otherIndex pulse rate
dc.subject.otherIndex rice
dc.subject.otherIndex rural population
dc.subject.otherIndex school child
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomics
dc.subject.otherIndex vegetable
dc.subject.otherIndex wild plant
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex agriculture
dc.subject.otherIndex arabs
dc.subject.otherIndex child
dc.subject.otherIndex child, preschool
dc.subject.otherIndex cross-sectional studies
dc.subject.otherIndex diet
dc.subject.otherIndex family characteristics
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex food supply
dc.subject.otherIndex humans
dc.subject.otherIndex income
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex malnutrition
dc.subject.otherIndex middle aged
dc.subject.otherIndex nutritional status
dc.subject.otherIndex poverty
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex residence characteristics
dc.subject.otherIndex rural population
dc.subject.otherIndex young adult
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Aged 6-10 years
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus nutritional-status
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus preschool-children
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus diversity score
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus risk
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus consumption
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus systems
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus prices
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus adults
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus health
dc.subject.otherWOS Nutrition and dietetics

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