Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other-interviews

Study setting

Household

Age group of participant

Adults/17-43

Participant sex

Female

Target population

General

Sample size

n=40 (participants)

Signs and strategies to deal with food insecurity and consumption of ultra-processed foods among Amazonian mothers

Goal

Investigate the experience of food (in)security among mothers living in the Brazilian Amazon area, identifying aspects of food insecurity promoting UPF consumption.

Results

Signs of food insecurity included difficulties in food affordability and irregular access to food. Strategies to deal with lack of food quantity took place during food production (growing foods and raising animals), acquisition (gaining food, shopping incentives and food substitutions) and preparation (creativity in cooking). Not being able to afford staple foods was the main aspect of food insecurity promoting UPF consumption, as fresh foods were substituted by UFP options.

Authors

Sato PM, Ulian MD, Oliveira MSS, Cardoso MA, Wells J, et. al.

Journal

Global Public Health

DOI