The positive deviance approach: challenges and opportunities for the future.

@article{Lapping2002ThePD,
  title={The positive deviance approach: challenges and opportunities for the future.},
  author={Karin Lapping and D. W. R. M. Marsh and Julia Rosenbaum and Eric A Swedberg and Jerry Sternin and Monique Sternin and Dirk G. Schroeder},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 4 Suppl},
  pages={130-7}
}
The positive deviance (PD) approach offers an alternative to needs-based approaches for development. The "traditional" application of the PD approach for childhood malnutrition involves studying children who grow well despite adversity, identifying uncommon, model practices among PD families, and designing an intervention to transfer these behaviors to the mothers of malnourished children. A common intervention for child malnutrition, the so-called "hearth," brings mothers together to practice… CONTINUE READING

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