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.
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.
Small grant: Integrating group counseling, cell phone messaging, and participant-generated songs and dramas into a microcredit program increases Nigerian women's adherence to international breastfeeding recommendations
In northern Nigeria, interventions are urgently needed to narrow the large gap between international breastfeeding recommendations and actual breastfeeding practices.
Linear growth increased in young children in an urban slum of Haiti: a randomized controlled trial of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (Iannotti I., 2014. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
The aim of this project was to test the efficacy of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) on infants 6 to 11 months in Haiti. The LNS provided 108 kcal and vitamin A, vitamin B-12, iron, and zinc (80 % of the recommended amounts).
Fathers as supporters for improved exclusive breastfeeding in Viet Nam (Bich, T.H., 2014. Maternal and Child Health Journal)
This study aimed to understand exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers of four and six-month-old infants whose fathers received breastfeeding education materials and counseling services.
Small grant: Infant feeding practices and determinants of poor breastfeeding behavior in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a descriptive study (Yotebieng M., 2013. International Breastfeeding Journal)
The goal of this project was to examine the effect on early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates of implementing the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Steps 1-9 with or without the 10th Step.