American University of Beirut

The 10th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth (N&G 2023)
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    Poster 1: School Neighborhood Built Food Environment in Urban Lebanon is Obesogenic: Data From a Ground Truthing Study 


    Childhood overweight and obesity are on the rise​​ in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with rates reaching 32.1% among children in Lebanon. School neighborho​​od food environment might be a major driver of childhood obesity with limited evidence available in LMICs. This poster highlights the school neighborhood food environme​nt in urban Lebanon. ​​




    Poster 2: Children’s household food insecurity and their home food environments: A cross-sectional study from Lebanon ​


    Home environments can influence children's food choices and weight status through the quality of food available at home, family food-related habits, and parental feeding practices, and these may vary by food insecurity. This poster describes home food environments, in a middle-income country going through a nutrition transition and a deepening food insecurity crisis. ​​

     




    Poster 3: Measuring Adolescent Food Exposures Using Wearable Cameras: Experiences and Lessons Learned From Lebanon 


    Assessment of food environment is challenging ​due to low accuracy of self-reports. Technology-based tools, have gained popularity in collecting more objective and representative data.​ We investigated adolescents’ experiences with wearable cameras to capture food exposures in Lebanon, and provide lessons learned for similar contexts. ​​







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