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Boaghi, Eugenia; Capcanari, Tatiana; Mija, Nina; Deseatnicova, Olga; Opopol, Nicolae
Republic of Moldova has experienced economic changes in the past three decades. This has resulted in sustained increase in consumer income, which in turn has led to important changes in food consumption. This report examines the recent trends in Moldova’s food consumption, with a focus on the period of 1990-2017. Data for Food intake recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) are used as a starting point to look into Moldova’s likely future demand and possible import needs. The article analyzes the consumption of basic products by the population of Moldova from the point of view of ensuring the economic and physical accessibility of food, the trends in changes in the volume and structure of consumption are revealed; assessment of the degree of achievement of rational norms. To assess the quality of diets, their energy and nutritional values there have been investigated: the content of energy, proteins, including animal origin, fats and carbohydrates.
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