June 2018

Volume 35, Issue 2

Community-based nutrition intervention to promote oral health and restore healthy body weight in refugee children: A scoping review

Authors: Abuhaloob L Carson S Richards D Freeman R
doi: 10.1922/CDH_4188Abuhaloob08

Abstract

Objective: To determine the scope and quality of evidence on the effectiveness of community-based nutrition interventions to promote oral health and restore healthy body weight in school-aged refugee children. Basic research design: Scoping review using a systematic approach. Main outcome measures: Oral health and body weight. Results: Four primary studies, two evaluation studies and one systematic review met the inclusion criteria. No nutrition interventions or reviews to promote oral health in school-aged refugee children were found. There is limited weak evidence for the effectiveness of community-based nutrition interventions to restore healthy body weight in refugee settings. A systematic review also reported weak evidence of correction of child body weight as a result of community-based nutrition interventions in refugee camps. Conclusion: This scoping review found no community-based nutrition interventions for schoolaged refugee children to promote oral health and restore healthy body weight. There is limited and weak evidence for the effectiveness of community-based nutrition interventions to restore healthy body weight in refugee settings. There is a need to conduct an early phase study to develop and co-produce community-based nutrition interventions to promote oral health and healthy body weight for children residing in long-term refugee situations and to investigate the feasibility for their implementation. Key words: Children, refugees, nutrition, oral health, body weight

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