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Promoting Multi-Micronutrient Powders (MNP) in Peru: Acceptance by Caregivers and Role of Health Personnel

In this qualitative study, the authors found that health personnel have a great deal of influence on caregivers’ understanding and acceptance of micronutrient powders (MNPs). Home visits contributed greatly to improved use of MNPs, as they present an opportunity to clarify misunderstandings on preparation, demonstrate correct practices, and stress the importance of consistency. When culturally sensitive and context-specific, counselling appears to play a critical role in the acceptability and use of MNPs.

Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2016