Determinants and adequacy of food consumption of children in La Trinidad, the Philippines

N. Blijham, L. de Kan, A. Niehof

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In the Philippines, vitamin A and vitamin C deficiencies, particularly among children, is a pressing health problem. This article reports the results of a research project that aimed at gaining insight into the factors in the household context that influence food intake of children and the role these factors play in vitamin A and vitamin C deficiencies. The research was carried out in La Trinidad, an urban area in the Philippines, where sufficient nutritious foods proved to be available. The results show that household income has only a minor impact on nutritional status. The nutritional status of children seems to be primarily influenced by their food preferences and the level of parental control on their food intake
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-203
JournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Children
  • Food intake
  • Food security
  • Household
  • Nutritional status
  • The Philippines


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