Define food availability and food access, Biology

Define Food availability and Food Access?

Food availability: This refers to availability of necessary types of food in sufficient quantity, to the individual. The sources may be from domestic production, imports or donors. In other words, the food should be within the reach of the individual.

Food Access: Individuals have adequate incomes or other resources to purchase or baiter to obtain levels of appropriate foods needed to maintain consumption of an adequate diet/nutrition level.

Food utilization/consumption: This refers to how food is properly used, i.e. food preparation, food handling, food storage, balanced diet, nutritional care of vulnerable groups etc. Let us get familiarized with another term i.e. nutrition security.

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