Journal article

Aug 18 2021

Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)

Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).

Journal article

Feb 25 2020

Different combinations of behavior change interventions and frequencies of interpersonal contacts are associated with infant and young child feeding practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam (Kim, S., 2019. Current Developments in Nutrition)

This article demonstrates that exposure to interventions matters for impact, but the combination of behavior change interventions and number of interpersonal counseling contacts required to support behavior change in infant and young child feeding are context-specific.

Journal article

Feb 25 2020

Nutrition intervention using behavioral change communication without additional material inputs increased expenditures on key food groups in Bangladesh (Warren AM., 2020. Journal of Nutrition)

This article demonstrated that recipients in the Phase I intensive intervention, which provided interpersonal counseling, community mobilization, and mass media campaigns, mobilized additional resources to improve diets.

Journal article

Feb 11 2020

Information Diffusion and Social Norms Are Associated with Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in Bangladesh (Nguyen, P., 2019. The Journal of Nutrition)

Interaction within mothers’ social networks, reinforced by promoting positive social norms for appropriate behaviors, can affect IYCF practices, according to this study in Bangladesh.

Brief

Jan 01 2018

What works in infant and young child feeding (IYCF): Strengthening operational program elements to deliver IYCF at scale in India

The brief highlights key factors to scale up IYCF with impact based on a review of lessons learned from the A&T initiative and other successful global nutrition programs.

Journal article

Oct 11 2017

Integrating Nutrition Interventions into an Existing MNCH Program Increased Maternal Dietary Diversity, Micronutrient Intake, & Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices Bangladesh: Results of Cluster-Randomized Evaluation (Nguyen PH., 2017. Journal of Nutrition)

Alive & Thrive evaluated the effect of providing nutrition-focused Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Program to compared with standard MNCH (antenatal care with standard nutrition counseling).

 
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