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Guidelines for assessing nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices










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    A resource guide to method selection and application in low resource settings
    2018
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    FAO provides countries with technical support to conduct nutrition assessments, in particular to build the evidence base required for countries to achieve commitments made at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and under the 2016-2025 UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. Such concrete evidence can only derive from precise and valid measures of what people eat and drink. There is a wide range of dietary assessment methods available to measure food and nutrient intakes (expressed as energy insufficiency, diet quality and food patterns etc.) in diet and nutrition surveys, in impact surveys, and in monitoring and evaluation. Differenct indicators can be selected according to a study's objectives, sample population, costs and required precision. In low capacity settings, a number of other issues should be considered (e.g. availability of food composition tables, cultural and community specific issues, such as intra-household distribution of foods and eating from shared plates, etc.). This manual aims to signpost for the users the best way to measure food and nutrient intakes and to enhance their understanding of the key features, strengths and limitations of various methods. It also highlights a number of common methodological considerations involved in the selection process. Target audience comprises of individuals (policy-makers, programme managers, educators, health professionals including dietitians and nutritionists, field workers and researchers) involved in national surveys, programme planning and monitoring and evaluation in low capacity settings, as well as those in charge of knowledge brokering for policy-making.
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    Knowledge and perception of and attitude to forest conservation practices in Southwestern Nigeria
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    Despite widespread acknowledgment of the importance of forests to sustainable development, tackling deforestation remains a herculean task. Local participation has been suggested to guarantee success in the conservation of forests and associated biodiversity. However, awareness and knowledge level of residents of forest- dependent communities on the subject is essential to their meaningful participation in forestry development in Nigeria. This chapter reports the knowledge of, attitude to and perception on forest conservation among residents of Olorunsogo LGA, Oyo State, Nigeria. Multistage stratified randomly sampling technique was used to collect primary data from 211 residents through the use of structured questionnaire. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential (Chi square and Logit analysis) test statistics at α0.05. Awareness of residents about the impact of forests on the environment was high and their perception of forest conservation was guided by their knowledge of it. The latter was however low. Also, planting of trees among respondents is not dependent on their demographic background but their involvement in conservation practices is a function of their gender, educational background and marital status. Respondents’ interest in conservation will improve, if their knowledge base on the subject is built. Keywords: Forest communities, Perception of conservation, Attitude to forests ID: 3486851
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    Food safety Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) among food consumers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 2017
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    The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) study identifies Palestinian households’ KAP in relation to food safety and KAP gaps in order to develop a proper educational program for households. This report presents the main findings of this study, based on a survey of a representative sample of household consumers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS).

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