Dietary diversity among men and women in rural Sri Lanka
BY DEANNA OLNEY,BESS CASWELL, RENUKA SILVA AND MALIKA FERNANDO
Poor quality diets are the leading cause of disease worldwide and a primary cause of all forms of malnutrition. Improving diets could save one in five lives annually. However, the extent and nature of the problem varies across contexts and population groups. More than 100 countries use or are developing food-based dietary guidelines as a way to help the public understand how much of which food groups they should be consuming on a daily basis. These guidelines have the aim of promoting healthy eating habits.
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