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Priority Interventions to Improve Maternal and Child Diets in Sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia

Nutrition‐sensitive interventions to improve overall diet quality are increasingly needed to improve maternal and child health. This study demonstrates the feasibility of a structured process to leverage local expertise in formulating programs tailored for current conditions in South Asia and Africa. Local stakeholders prioritized postharvest food systems to improve access to nutrient‐dense products, production of animal-sourced foods, education and social marketing, and direct transfers to meet food needs. The results demonstrate that a participatory process can help local experts identify their own priorities for future investments.

Kranz, Sarah; Masters , William A.; Pedersen, Sarah H.; Rosettie, Katherine; Webb, Patrick et al. Maternal and Child Nutrition (April 2018) Vol. 14 No. 2, pp1-11.