Caregiver education improves dietary intake, growth, and development of rural Indian toddlers

Inadequate feeding and care may contribute to high rates of malnutrition and stunting among children in rural families in India. An international team of researchers, led by Shahnaz Vazir, PhD, from the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India, report that a combination of caregiver education and psychosocial stimulation improved energy, protein consumption, and the intake of other nutrients.


“Tackling issues of food insecurity remains supremely critical among economically vulnerable populations.”
-Shahnaz Vazir, PhD, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India


Stunting was reduced and Bayley Mental Development scores were increased after 12 months of intervention. The results indicate that community-based educational intervention can improve...

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