Are eggs the easy answer to ensure kids get the most in terms of growth, food security, and dietary diversity?June 17, 20222 min read
There's some important research taking place by an expert at Georgia Southern University - and the findings could result in serious and positive changes to nutrition for those living in rural, remote and under-served communities in Latina America and around the world.
Ana Palacios, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Community Health in the Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health, is working on a clinical trial with a community in Honduras to find out whether giving eggs to kids between the age of 6 to 24 months will help them in terms of growth, food security and dietary diversity.
Her work was recently featured in Forbes Magazine.
"My heart, of course is in Latin American populations, and I have a community-based trial in Honduras that is assessing the effectiveness of an egg intervention," she says, adding that this community-based participatory research project is covering about 600 young children from more than 30 rural under-served communities in the Honduras Highlands.
"Some evidence has shown that eggs can improve linear growth in some populations of Latin America," she says, "We are passionate in that this will provide a replicable, inexpensive, scalable and sustainable alternative to improve young children's nutrition, dietary diversity, food insecurity, economic development and overall reduce disparities."
Palacios hopes the study will provide a solution that can be used in a wide variety of contexts in under-served rural areas throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and other regions around the globe. June 16 - Forbes
It's a fascinating topic - and research that could truly be impactful on a global scale.
The full article about Palacios' work is attached.
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Palacios' research is focused on addressing disparities in access to nutrition, health, and education in under-served populations.
She is available to speak with media - simply reach out to Georgia Southern Director of Communications Jennifer Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an interview today.