Journal article

Caterpillar cereal as a potential complementary feeding product for infants and young children: nutritional content and acceptability (Bauserman M., 2015. Maternal and Child Nutrition)

11 Jan 16
Topic(s): Complementary feeding, Research
Location: West Africa
Audience: Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Social and behavior change

Animal-source foods, which prevent micronutrient deficiencies, are not readily available in many parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Assessments concluded that a cereal developed from dried caterpillars and other locally available ingredients has appropriate macro- and micronutrient contents for complementary feeding, and is acceptable to mothers and infants in the DRC to help prevent micronutrient deficiencies and stunting.