Journal article

Behavior change interventions delivered through interpersonal communication, agricultural activities, community mobilization and mass media increase complementary feeding practices and reduces stunting in Ethiopia (Kim SS., 2019. Journal of Nutrition)

22 Feb 19
Topic(s): Complementary feeding
Location: Ethiopia
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Community mobilization, Interpersonal communication, Mass communication, Social and behavior change

Alive & Thrive aimed to address poor complementary feeding practices in Ethiopia with intensive behavior change interventions through four platforms: interpersonal communications, nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities, community mobilization, and mass media. The study evaluated the impact of the A&T intensive interventions compared to standard interventions on complementary feeding knowledges, practices, and child growth outcomes, and found that the approach was feasible and effective, improving complementary feeding and child stunting outcomes within two years.