Date of this Version
Poster presented for NUTR 498b: Global Research Experiences in Nutrition and Health and for UCARE program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2020
Purpose: Survey staple carbohydrate availability in local markets, complete anthropometric assessment, and interview primary school children about carbohydrate consumption in Southern Zambia and Ethiopia
Methods: Market inventories, anthropometric assessments, and interviews of 6th and 7th grade students
Results: Ethiopians have a greater diversity of available carbohydrates, have better overall anthropometric values compared to Zambian children, and consume more nutritious and varied carbohydrate types.
Conclusions: Diversity in carbohydrate availability and consumption, as well as more nutritious options, are associated with healthier growth rates among primary school children in Southern regions of Zambia and Ethiopia.