What is it about?

This article highlights the contribution of nutrition knowledge to dietary practices. Results clearly revealed high levels of nutrition illiteracy coupled with undesirable dietary practices. The article further elaborated on the contextual factors related to the acquisition of nutrition knowledge and the implementation of dietary practices in rural farming communities.

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Why is it important?

The topic of the article is of importance to the scientific community and the population at a large because prevention of dietary related conditions requires a better understanding of factors that dictate peoples’ dietary choices and their lifestyle behavior. Knowledge and practice are among the factors that underpin dietary choices. Understanding these factors will help to address the gaps and barriers related to optimal dietary practices thus improving the nutrition status of a population.


We hope that people will not only enjoy reading this article but also reflecting some of the key findings presented.

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This page is a summary of: Gaps in knowledge and practice on dietary consumption among rural farming households; a call for nutrition education training in Tanzania, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, August 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/09637486.2019.1655533.
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