Improving Feeding Practices: Current Patterns, Common Constraints, and the Design of Interventions

  title={Improving Feeding Practices: Current Patterns, Common Constraints, and the Design of Interventions},
  author={Gretel H Pelto and Emily J. Levitt and Lucy N Thairu},
  journal={Food and Nutrition Bulletin},
  pages={45 - 82}
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 a theoretical rationale for assessing and describing complementary feeding practices in terms of what is fed, how food is prepared and given, who feeds the child, when food is fed (frequency and scheduling), and the feeding environment (where). We also discuss the significance of selected sociocultural… 

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