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ZAPATA, María Elisa; ROVIROSA, Alicia  and  CARMUEGA, Esteban. Changes in the food and beverage consumption pattern in Argentina, 1996-2013. Salud colect. [online]. 2016, vol.12, n.4, pp.473-486. ISSN 1669-2381.

The dietary pattern of the population has shifted in recent years as a result of cultural changes and modifications in food accessibility. In order to describe the changes in food and beverage consumption patterns in the last two decades in Argentina, the National Survey of Household Expenditure [Encuesta Nacional de Gastos de los Hogares] was analyzed for the periods 1996-1997, 2004-2005 and 2012-2013. The average apparent consumption of food and beverages in grams or milliliters of net weight per adult equivalent was estimated for each period. The variation in the amount of food and beverages available for consumption between 1996 and 2013 shows that the structure of the dietary pattern has changed, appearing to indicate shifts in the ways of buying, preparing and consuming foods related to greater convenience and accessibility and less time spent on food preparation.

Keywords : Food Consumption; Food and Beverages; Food Habits; Socioeconomic Survey; Argentina.

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