Malnutrition And Food Aid Programs: A Case Study From Guatemala Page: 15
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is not genetically or uterinely oriented or controlled for, encompassing
not only the physical conditions such as temperature and climate, but
also the sociocultural system vis-a-vis such phenomena as socioeconomics
and cultural-ethnic-group membership. Since growth is determined by
environment, primarily by its nutritional component, then fluctuations,
changes or persistence in environmental conditions will express them-
selves in the attained growth of the individual (Rowell 1979; Gopalan
and Srikantia 1979).
There is a current expression which seems most appropriate here:
"What we are is what we eat." Dietary patterns usually imply a level
of consistency in the use of certain food staples. For example, what
is usually referred to as the typical Mesoamerican diet consists of
corn tortillas and black beans, a diet which is a significant part
of the daily routine, almost to the point that there is little or no
variation (Mendez et al. 1962). The only variation in diets generally
involves supplements, such as meats, vegetables, etc. However, it
is the nutrients received from such supplementary foods which are
The nutrients, derived from food, are converted by the body into
energy and other specialized constituents which are required in order
to maintain growth and development, maintain basal metabolic states
(homeostasis), repair tissues and permit physical activity. The
quantity of nutrients necessary to support these activities varies,
being influenced by the age, sex, body size and the stage of growth of
the individual (Passmore et al. 1974). These nutrients providing the
necessary material for growth and development ere ingested in the form
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Rodeheaver, Daniel Gilbert, 1954-; Bates, Frederick L. & Murphy, Arthur D. Malnutrition And Food Aid Programs: A Case Study From Guatemala, report, May 1982; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84342/m1/28/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.