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The impact of a nutrition education programme on feeding practices of caregivers with children aged 3 to 5 years in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa

dc.contributor.authorMushaphi, L. F.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDannhauser, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, C. M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMbhenyane, X. G.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan Rooyen, F. C.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T14:16:40Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T14:16:40Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMushaphi, L. F., et al. 2017. The impact of a nutrition education programme on feeding practices of caregivers with children aged 3 to 5 years in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30(4):101-108, doi:10.1080/16070658.2017.1322823
dc.identifier.issn1607-0658 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2221-1268 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1080/16070658.2017.1322823
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104801
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mushaphi, L. F., et al. 2017. The impact of a nutrition education programme on feeding practices of caregivers with children aged 3 to 5 years in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30(4):101-108, doi:10.1080/16070658.2017.1322823.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.tandfonline.com
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the impact of nutrition education on feeding practices of caregivers with children aged 3 to 5 years at baseline and post intervention. Methodology: A pre-test–post-test control group design was chosen using eight villages (four villages in the experimental group (E) and four villages in the control group (C)). The nutrition education intervention programme (NEIP) comprised ten topics emphasising healthy eating, hygiene and sanitation. Results: Majority of children in both the experimental and control groups were given three meals or more per day, including starchy and protein rich foods at baseline and post intervention. The median carbohydrates and protein intake in both groups was adequate when compared to the Estimated Average Requirements/Recommended Dietary Allowance (EAR/RDA), though median energy intake was inadequate. Even before intervention, the majority of children ate indigenous foods. Despite this, the intake of some indigenous foods did improve significantly in the experimental group, but not in the control group (termites; mopani worms; indigenous vegetables including black jack, spider flower and wild jute; and, indigenous fruits including baobab fruit and pawpaw). On the other hand, the intake of mixed traditional dishes as well as the intake of the indigenous foods, stinging nettle, meldar, wild peach, pineapple, dovhi, tshigume and thophi, increased significantly in both the experimental and control groups. Conclusion: Due to the fact that most children in both groups consumed most food items, including indigenous foods, before the intervention, improvements were only seen in a few feeding practices in the experimental group after the NEIP.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16070658.2017.1322823
dc.format.extent9 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherCo-published by Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor & Francis Group
dc.subjectIndigenous foodsen_ZA
dc.titleThe impact of a nutrition education programme on feeding practices of caregivers with children aged 3 to 5 years in rural Limpopo Province, South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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