THE BARBADOS FOOD CONSUMPTION AND ANTHROPOMETRIC SURVEYS
2000

Prepared
in collaboration with
the FIVIMS Secretariat
by a team from

the National Nutrition Centre
Ministry of Health
Government of Barbados


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2005
 
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The survey: objectives and methods
Main findings
Policies and programmes: issues and actions

ACRONYMS

1. BACKGROUND TO THE SURVEY

Demography and health: trends and indicators
The economy
Education
Agriculture and food supply
Health care
Nutrition services

2. THE SURVEY

Survey methodology
Data processing and analysis
Recommendations for future surveys: difficulties encountered and limitations of the survey

3. MAIN FINDINGS

Household characteristics
Individuals' characteristics
Nutrient and food intakes

4. VULNERABILITY PROFILES

Determinants of overweight and obesity
Determinants of micronutrient adequacy
Determinants of dietary diversity
Poverty profile: links with nutrition, health and socio-economic factors
Older people

5. SPECIAL ISSUES

Iron-deficiency anaemia
Healthy lifestyles
Younger adults

6. POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES: ISSUES AND ACTIONS

Making informed choices
Taking preventive action
Improving dietary management
Special targeted programmes
Strategies

ANNEXES

I. References
II. Table A.1: Frequency of consumption of 84 foods
III. Table A.2: Best food sources of nutrients, based on consumers only
IV. Table A.3: List of generic foods
V. List of participants: Barbados food consumption and anthropometric survey (2000)