This paper examines how diets have changed for 12-year-olds growing up in the same communities in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam between 2006 and 2013. The paper focuses on dietary diversity – the sum of the entire foods group eaten by the adolescent in the previous 24 hours – and individual food groups.
This study was supported by Young Lives, an international study of childhood poverty, following the lives of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) over 15 years. Young Lives is funded by the UK Department for International Development.
Aurino, E., Fernandes, M. and Penny, M.E. (2017) ‘The nutrition transition and adolescents’ diets in low- and middle-income countries: a cross-cohort comparison’, Public Health Nutrition, 20(1), pp. 72–81. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016001865.
The nutrition transition and adolescents’ diets in low- and middle-income countries: a cross-cohort comparison