Small grants program: Increasing protein and micronutrient content of complementary foods through a caterpillar cereal in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Locally available and sustainable food interventions are needed to combat the problem of malnutrition in infants and young children in low-income countries.
Adding micronutrient powders to an integrated food security and nutrition project to further reduce malnutrition in Nepal
The goal of this project is to examine the impact on anemia prevalence among young children of providing an enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) program with or without micronutrient powders (MNP).
Cell phone-based breastfeeding counseling, coupled with retraining of hospital staff in the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, increased rates of early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding in India.
This project consisted of a randomized trial was designed to examine the effect of breastfeeding (BF) support provided through BF clubs and cell phones on BF rates among 500 adolescent mothers in Honduras.
Small grants program: Assessing the cost and effectiveness of training and supervision of frontline workers on early breastfeeding practices in Bangladesh
The goal of this project was to determine if traditional birth attendant (TBA) and community volunteer (CV) training could improve early breastfeeding (BF) practices, and if so, whether the impact was substantially greater if the relatively expensive component of post-training supervision was inc
Small grants program: Scripted messages delivered by nurses and radio changed beliefs, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors regarding infant and young child feeding in Mexico
This study aimed to evaluate whether an infant and young child feeding (IYCF) nutrition communication strategy using nurses deliverable radio messages changed beliefs, attitudes, social norms, intentions, and behaviors related to breastfeeding (BF), dietary diversity, and food consistency.