Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023

  • Results of European Heart Network Pilot Project “A Vending Machine for a Friend”

    Roberto Volpe, Sigita Glaveckaite, Gianluca Sotis, Dziugile Kersnauskaite, Kristina Sulskute, Vita Polevoda, Ingrida Dudoniene, Massimo Volpe

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 63-69
    Received: Apr. 21, 2023
    Accepted: May 09, 2023
    Published: May 18, 2023
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    Abstract: Children often grow up in obesogenic environments that promote unhealthy diets. Consequently, many European children are overweight. Vending machines (that usually distribute foods rich in fat, sugar, salt and calories) located in schools are one factor that contributes to this. The aim of the pilot project “A vending machine for a friend" of the I... Show More
  • Protein Quality and Biochemical Evaluation of Unripe Banana Based Complementary Food Fortified with Crab Meat in Rats

    Matthew Alfred Bassey, Ikechukwu Edwin Ezeagu, Blessing Chineye Ubani

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 70-75
    Received: Sep. 09, 2022
    Accepted: Sep. 30, 2022
    Published: Jun. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Protein-energy malnutrition is continually on the increase among children in developing countries due to low nutrient density of traditional complementary diets. The current cost of commercially prepared complementary food in Nigeria have price out most caregivers resulting in increase formulation of complementary food from local food staples. This... Show More
  • Preservation of Mango Fruit (Mangifera indica L., var Keitt) with Edible Coating of Starch Enriched with Garlic Extract During Storage at Ambient Temperature

    Kossonou N’guettia Silver, Koua Ahou Gisele, Zoue Lessoy Thierry, Niamke Lamine Sebastien

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 76-83
    Received: Apr. 22, 2023
    Accepted: May 25, 2023
    Published: Jun. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Mango fruit plays an important economic role in Côte d’Ivoire as the third major exported fruit after banana and pineapple. The producing regions of mango fruits are in Northern of Côte d’Ivoire and the most cultivated varieties are Kent, Keitt and Amélie. The main issue of the mango value chain in Côte d’Ivoire is linked to poor agricultural pract... Show More
  • Effect of Mbuja Oil Consumption Compare to Palm Olein and Corn Oils on Renal and Liver Dysfunction Factors in Wistar Rats

    Doumta Charles Falang, Ghomdim Nzali Horliane, Bebbe Fadimatou, Ngangoum Eric Serge

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 84-90
    Received: May 02, 2023
    Accepted: May 19, 2023
    Published: Jun. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Mbuja (Bikalga; dawadawa botso; datou; Furundu) is a food condiment obtained by a traditional uncontrolled fermentation of Hibiscus sabdariffa seeds in African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Sudan). This condiment is known for its nutritive values and for its health properties. In spite of its nutritional and healthy pr... Show More
  • Level of Consumption of Some Cereal-Pulse Combinations and Extent of Metabolic Diseases in Four (4) Communes of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

    Tan Koffi Cyrille, Gbakayoro Jean Brice, Akpro Lathro Anselme, Vanié Claver Stephane, Gbogouri Grodji Albarin

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 91-97
    Received: May 18, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 10, 2023
    Published: Jun. 20, 2023
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    Abstract: Dietary behavior and habits are significant risk factors for the occurrence of metabolic diseases in populations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of consumption of cereal/legume combinations in the dietary habits of certain populations in the district of Abidjan and to measure the prevalence of metabolic diseases. Based on a d... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Behaviour Change Communication Initiatives on Vitamin A Supplementation Knowledge Among Caregivers of Children Aged 6-59 Months in Vihiga County, Kenya

    Elijah Njeru Mbiti, Dominic M. Mogere, Alfred Owino Odongo

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2023
    Pages: 98-106
    Received: Jun. 01, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 16, 2023
    Published: Jun. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) is a low-cost high impact, acceptable, and clinically effective intervention recommended by the World Health Organization to combat the effects of the prevalent Vitamin A deficiency in children 6-59 months which remains a public health concern globally. Maintenance of good health and prevention of diseases in this ag... Show More