The Latin American LA region is still facing an ongoing epidemiological transition and shows a complex public health scenario regarding non-communicable diseases NCDs. A healthy diet and consumption of specific food groups may decrease the risk of NCDs, however there is a lack of dietary intake data in LA countries. Provide updated data on the dietary intake of key science-based selected food groups related to NCDs risk in LA countries. Two HR were obtained from 9, individuals. Only 7. Regarding the dietary patterns related to a reduced risk of NCDs, among the overall sample legumes and fruits were the food groups with closer intake to the recommendation, although much lower than expected Less than 3.
This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page. Powered by. Food staples vary from place to place, depending on the food sources available. Most food staples are inexpensive, plant-based foods. They are usually full of calorie s for energy. Cereal grains and tuber s are the most common food staples. Rice, corn maize, and wheat make up two-thirds of this. Other food staples include millet and sorghum ; tubers such as potatoes, cassava, yam s, and taro ; and animal products such as meat, fish, and dairy. Food staples traditionally depend on what plants are native to a region. However, with improvements in agriculture, food storage, and transportation, some food staples are changing. For example, in the islands of the South Pacific, roots and tubers such as taro are traditional food staples.
In South America, food values are based on cultural influences and social issues, leading to the creation of food policies that are unique and less impersonal. For years, the perception in the food industry has been that consumer purchasing decisions are driven by three primary factors: taste, price and convenience. While these drivers still affect consumer behavior, a broader set of food values is playing a bigger role in the decisions consumers make when they shop for food. These values differ from country to country and region to region. Food values are comprised of interrelated social, political, regulatory, agricultural, and technological factors that impact the way food is produced, distributed, marketed, regulated, sold, and consumed. In many cases, food values are closely tied to human emotions and reflect gender, life stage and experiences, education, income, and culture. The impact of these emerging global food values extends beyond the individual consumer. Food and nutrition policies around the world are beginning to reflect these evolving values as well. Although science remains integral to policy development, policy decisions are no longer based solely on evidence-based data; environmental, experiential, health and well-being values may also play a role in this evolving phenomenon. In short, consumer purchasing decisions are becoming more complex as the factors that affect the way people view the foods they consume and the processes used to produce these foods continue to change and evolve.