Development, income transfer strategies, and the nutritional transition in Brazilian children from a rural and remote region
Citation: Freitas DA, Sousa ŃA, Jones KM. Development, income transfer strategies, and the nutritional transition in Brazilian children from a rural and remote region. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2014; 14: 2632. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2632 (Accessed 19 October 2017)
Introduction:††Global development processes have been associated with the nutritional transition, where undernutrition is replaced by overnutrition. Income transfer policies in Brazil have targeted hunger, but may not address the need for balanced nutrition.Key words: child nutrition, development nutritional status, income transfer, nutrition transition, obesity.
Methods:††Data was collected from government databanks that document the nutritional status of Brazilians applying for social services. This data was analyzed for descriptive statistics.
Results:††Development and income transfer processes appear to be associated with an increase in overweight children between the years 2008 and 2012.
Conclusions:††Income transfer programs need to incorporate educational programs that address the need to budget for balanced nutrition.
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