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  • Custom and child health in Buganda. 4. Food and nutrition.

    Author(s) : RUTISHAUSER, I. H. E.

    Author Affiliation : Med. Sch., Makerere Univ. Coll., Kampala.

    Journal article : Tropical and Geographical Medicine 1963 Vol.15 pp.138-147

    Abstract : 4. Information was collected by observations in homes, by talks with men and womenwomenSubject Category: People Groups
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    of the tribe, and from the literature.
    The Baganda use the same word matoke for food and for the cookingcookingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    cookingSubject Category: Activities
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    plantain. Food is "good food" or not good food. Good food is matoke, not other staples, and it is warm food, There is no understanding of nutritive valuenutritive valueSubject Category: Properties
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    or of the relation between eating, growthgrowthSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    and developmentdevelopmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . It is not understood that childrenchildrenSubject Category: People Groups
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    have special needs.
    Some account is given of food cropsfood cropsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    food cropsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , the use of foodsfoodsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , food preferencesfood preferencesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , and taboos. The Baganda are almost unique in not storing food; matoke can be harvested all the year round. Certain foods have prestige value. The daily pattern of food intakefood intakeSubject Category: Properties
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    is 2 main meals daily, each consisting of staple and one or more saucessaucesSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    . Meal times are about 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Children are wholly breast fed for 4 months, often for 8 months. Supplemented breast feedingbreast feedingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    lasts for a year or longer. The first foods are teateaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    with or without milk or sugar, maizemaizeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    porridge and matoke; paw-paw and sweet potato may next be added. Protein foods, beansbeansSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , groundnutsgroundnutsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , meat, fish and eggseggsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    are not given until the baby is 8 or 9 months old, and then, probably, only as thin soupssoupsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    . After weaningweaningSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    the child shares the family food. New foods are regarded with suspicion and resisted, particularly if no payment is required. Dried skimmed milk has by now won acceptance. The traditional method of cooking foods, wrapped in banana leavesleavesSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    in small packets, is eminently suited to giving separately those especially needed by children. Those needs are not recognised and must be taught.

    ISSN : 0041-3232

    Record Number : 19651407303

    Language of text : Spanish

    Language of summary : Spanish

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    Organism descriptor(s) : Arachis hypogaeaarachis hypogaeaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Camellia sinensiscamellia sinensisSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : beansbeansSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , breakfast cerealsbreakfast cerealsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , breast feedingbreast feedingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , childrenchildrenSubject Category: People Groups
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    , cookingcookingSubject Category: Activities
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    , cropscropsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , developmentdevelopmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , eggseggsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , foodfoodSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , food intakefood intakeSubject Category: Properties
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    , food preferencesfood preferencesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , foodsfoodsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , groundnutsgroundnutsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , growthgrowthSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , healthhealthSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , infant feedinginfant feedingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , infant nutritioninfant nutritionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , infantsinfantsSubject Category: People Groups
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    , leavesleavesSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , maizemaizeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , methodologymethodologySubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , milkmilkSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , milk productsmilk productsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , nutritive valuenutritive valueSubject Category: Properties
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    , saucessaucesSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , skim milkskim milkSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , soupssoupsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , sweet potatoessweet potatoesSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , teateaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , weaningweaningSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , womenwomenSubject Category: People Groups
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    Identifier(s) : corn, dairy products, diet preferences, methods, nutritional value, peanuts, quality for nutrition, taste preferences, breastfeeding

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