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Improving Dietary Intake to Prevent Anemia in Adolescent Girls through Community Kitchens in a Periurban Population of Lima, Peru

Citation

Creed-Kanashiro, Hilary M.; Uribe, Tula G.; Bartolini, Rosario M.; Fukumoto, Mary N.; Lopez, Teresa T.; Zavaleta, Nelly M.; & Bentley, Margaret E. (2000). Improving Dietary Intake to Prevent Anemia in Adolescent Girls through Community Kitchens in a Periurban Population of Lima, Peru. Journal of Nutrition, 130(2S), S459-61.

Abstract

Peru has high rates of iron deficiency anemia. The prevalence is 35% in nonpregnant women of fertile age and 24.7% in adolescent girls in slums of periurban Lima. The major cause of anemia is low intake of dietary iron. A community-based, randomized behavioral and dietary intervention trial was conducted to improve dietary iron intake and iron bioavailability of adolescent girls living in periurban areas of Lima, Peru. Results show that there was a change in knowledge about anemia and improved dietary iron intake in the 71 girls who completed the study compared with the 66 girls in the control group. Although the 9-mo. intervention was not sufficient to improve hemoglobin levels significantly, there appeared to be a protective effect in maintaining the iron status of girls in comparison with the control group.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jn/130.2.459S

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Nutrition

Author(s)

Creed-Kanashiro, Hilary M.
Uribe, Tula G.
Bartolini, Rosario M.
Fukumoto, Mary N.
Lopez, Teresa T.
Zavaleta, Nelly M.
Bentley, Margaret E.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

130

Issue Number

2S

Pages

S459-61

Reference ID

1530