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Patrón alimentario y acceso a los alimentos en familias desplazadas en el municipio de Girón, Santander, Colombia

Data on panela consumption is presented. Food insecurity encompassed 95.0% of the study families, even though they had been living as refugees for three years. The diet quality was substandard. The principal causes were low household income and a lack of knowledge regarding how to choose nutritionally superior foods. In addition to food donations, relief programs caring for displaced families should provide practical and educational training on nutrition, and thus, successful alternatives.

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