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Food consumption analysis

There is no single way to measure food security, the concept itself being rather elusive. Analysis of food security by WFP generally uses food consumption as the entry point. Food consumption measured in kilocalories is the gold standard for measuring consumption, and often considered to be one of the gold standards for food security- but the collection of detailed food intake data is difficult and time consuming.

Such proxies generally include information on dietary diversity, sometimes with the addition of food frequency. WFP has adopted this data collection toolmeasuring dietary diversity and food frequency - because several different indicators built on this sort of data have proven to be strong proxies for food intake and food security.

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