Haiti is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Rural settings are particularly vulnerable to inadequate access to food, clean water, and shelter. Research has shown that chronic malnutrition is one of the underlying problems affecting the overall status and stability of Haiti. In an attempt to understand food security in a rural town in northwest Haiti, a cross-sectional design using an interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to gather information on food availability and general health status. By assessing the food sources in the community, better understandings of the nutritional needs prevalent in this area were assessed. Further research needs to be completed to understand how to effectively implement a sustainable, long-term approach to fight food security issues and subsequent chronic malnutrition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health