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Record number 548892
Title Current and potential role of grain legumes on protein and micronutrient adequacy of the diet of rural Ghanaian infants and young children : using linear programming
Author(s) Jager, Ilse de; Borgonjen-van den Berg, Karin J.; Giller, Ken E.; Brouwer, Inge D.
Source Nutrition Journal 18 (2019)1. - ISSN 1475-2891 - 1 p.
Department(s) Plant Production Systems
Global Nutrition
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) essential amino acids - Grain legumes - infants and young children - micronutrients - nutrient adequacy - optimised diets - protein

BACKGROUND: Grain legumes are appreciated for their contribution to dietary protein and micronutrient intake in addition to their benefits in providing income and replenishing soil fertility. They offer potential benefits in developing countries where future food demand is increasing and both undernutrition and overweight co-exist. We studied the current and potential role of grain legumes on protein, both quantity and quality, and micronutrient adequacy in the diet of rural Ghanaian infants and young children. METHODS: Energy and nutrient (including amino acids) intakes of breastfed children of 6-8 months (n=97), 9-11 months (n=97), 12-23 months (n=114), and non-breastfed children of 12-23 months (n=29) from Karaga district in Northern Ghana were assessed using a repeated quantitative multi-pass 24-hour recall method. Food-based dietary guidelines that cover nutrient adequacy within the constraints of local current dietary patterns were designed using the linear programming software Optifood (version 4.0.9, Optifood

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