Bread Fortification Program for the Bedouin of Rahat, Israel: Ziva Stahl Academic Article uri icon


  • The Bedouin populace of southern Israel, the Negev, consists of 215,000, 20% of the region's population. This population is in transition from the traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle to modern and permanent settlements. Most Negev Bedouins are comprised of large families living under low social economic status. Their healthy dietary patterns have also been negatively affected by the change as seen in a decline in the consummation of whole wheat bread. Nutritional deficiencies are prevalent. Infants at age 6 months exhibit …

publication date

  • October 1, 2014