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What are we assessing when we measure food security? A compendium and review of current metrics.
We present a compendium and review of food security assessment tools in which we review issues of terminology, measurement, and validation. Expand
Anthropological Research: The Structure of Inquiry
1. The domain of methodology 2. Science and anthropology 3. Operationalism in anthropological research 4. Units of observation: emic and etic approaches 5. Tools of research - I 6. Tools of researchExpand
Causal Effect of Health on Labor Market Outcomes: Experimental Evidence
Iron deficiency is widespread throughout the developing world. We provide new evidence on the effect of iron deficiency on economic and social prosperity of older adults drawing on data from a randomExpand
Improving Feeding Practices: Current Patterns, Common Constraints, and the Design of Interventions
We propose a set of “best-practice complementary feeding behaviors,” which were derived by combining principles of psychosocial care with current knowledge in nutritional sciences. We provide aExpand
Nutrition counseling increases weight gain among Brazilian children.
To assess the impact on child growth of the nutrition-counseling component of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) strategy, a randomized trial was implemented. All 28 governmentExpand
Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), environmental enteropathy, nutrition, and early child development: making the links
There is scarce research and programmatic evidence on the effect of poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) conditions of the physical environment on early child cognitive, sensorimotor, andExpand
Sociocultural influences on infant feeding decisions among HIV-infected women in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
The promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by rapid transition to alternative food sources may be an important public health approach to the reduction of mother-to-childExpand
Nutrition counseling training changes physician behavior and improves caregiver knowledge acquisition.
Physician behavior and caregiver retention of nutrition advice were examined as potential mediating factors in the success of a nutrition counseling efficacy trial in Pelotas, Brazil, which reducedExpand
Association of pica with anemia and gastrointestinal distress among pregnant women in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The etiology of pica, the purposive consumption of non-food substances, is not understood, despite its ubiquity among gravidae. We examined correlates of pica in a representative obstetric populationExpand
Micronutrient Sprinkles reduce anemia among 9- to 24-mo-old children when delivered through an integrated health and nutrition program in rural Haiti.
We evaluated the effectiveness of a 2-mo treatment of Sprinkles containing 12.5 mg iron, 5 mg zinc, 400 microg vitamin A, 160 microg folic acid, and 30 mg vitamin C in reducing anemia among childrenExpand