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dc.creatorAlbert, J.en_US
dc.creatorBogard, J.en_US
dc.creatorAndrew, N.en_US
dc.creatorSiota, F.en_US
dc.creatorMcCarter, J.en_US
dc.creatorDiatalau, S.en_US
dc.creatorMaelaua, J.en_US
dc.creatorBrewer, T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-02T11:10:09Z
dc.date.available2020-03-02T11:10:09Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationMaternal & Child Nutrition, online first 31 Jan.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1740-8695en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/3912
dc.description.abstractSolomon Islands, like many Pacific Island nations, suffer from the burden of malnutrition. External drivers including population growth, declining agriculture and fisheries productivity and global food trade have contributed to the transition to greater reliance on imported foods. Globally, diets are recognized as both a cause of and solution to the burden of malnutrition. Using a mixed‐method approach this study assessed nutritional status and key determinants of malnutrition among women and young children in rural Solomon Island communities. Quantitative 24‐hour recall surveys identified diets of women and young children in these communities to be very limited in diversity. Typical daily diets comprised of fish, sweet potato (and/or rice) and slippery cabbage (a leafy green) usually boiled in coconut milk or baked. Participatory research using problem tree and biocultural approaches identified basic determinants of poor diets and opportunities to address these challenges. We highlight three domains of opportunity to improve diets across multiple scales; 1) improve nutrition‐sensitive agriculture and fisheries to produce and distribute diverse, productive and nutrient rich foods; 2) nutrition education and empowerment, focusing on the first 1000 days of life, to influence and inform choices regarding food consumption; and 3) reducing the consumption of imported, energy‐rich nutrient poor foods through national and regional policies. These multi‐scale domains highlight that food system approaches that strengthen integrated policy and empower people are essential for healthy and sustainable diets in Solomon Islands and more broadly in the Pacific region.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherWiley Open Accessen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.subjectzero hungeren_US
dc.subjectparticipatory action researchen_US
dc.titleMalnutrition in rural Solomon Islands: An analysis of the problem and its driversen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAlbert, J. et al. (2020). Malnutrition in rural Solomon Islands: An analysis of the problem and its drivers. Maternal & Child Nutrition, online first 31 Jan.
cg.contributor.crpFISHen_US
cg.contributor.funderAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Researchen_US
cg.contributor.projectStrengthening and scaling community-based approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries management in support of the New Songen_US
cg.coverage.countrySolomon Islandsen_US
cg.coverage.regionMelanesiaen_US
cg.identifier.worldfish4558
cg.subject.agrovochealthen_US
cg.subject.agrovocpoliciesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmalnutritionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocnutritive valueen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdieten_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood systemsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsmall-scale fisheriesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocnutritional statusen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCommonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisationen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Wollongongen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFishen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWildlife Conservation Societyen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationSolomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Servicesen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationSolomon Islands National Universityen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAlbert, J.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAndrew, N.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorSiota, F.en_US
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheriesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12921en_US
cg.creator.idJessica Bogard: 0000-0001-5503-5284en_US


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