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Signs and strategies to deal with food insecurity and consumption of ultra-processed foods among Amazonian mothers/Global Public Health
Investigate the experience of food (in)security among mothers living in the Brazilian Amazon area, identifying aspects of food insecurity promoting UPF consumption.
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.
Sato PM, Ulian MD, Oliveira MSS, Cardoso MA, Wells J, et. al.