The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2020 starting October 2019 through March 2020 (Yr10).
Preschool Child Nutritional Status in Nepal in 2016: A National Profile and 40-Year Comparative Trend
Background: Preschool child anthropometric status has been assessed nationally in Nepal since
1975, with semi-decadal surveys since 1996, plus several recent, short-interval surveys to track
progress toward achieving a World Health Assembly (WHA) goal to reduce stunting to 24% by 2025.
The following is the annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2019 starting October 2018 through September 2019 (Yr9).
The following is the semi-annual report of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2019 starting October 2018 through September 2019 (Yr9).
Early Life Exposure to Mycotoxins and Child Linear Growth in Nepal: Methods and Design of a Prospective Birth Cohort Study
A growing body of mainly cross-sectional evidence suggests an association between mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxin exposure, and poor linear growth in children. We describe the design and methods of a rigorous longitudinal birth cohort study aimed to deepen our understanding of this hypothesized relationship and to validate dried blood spots as a less invasive, low-cost collection method for venous blood samples. The AflaCohort study was conducted in Banke district of Nepal from 2015 to 2019.
Dietary determinants of aflatoxin B1-lysine adduct in pregnant women consuming a rice-dominated diet in Nepal
Aflatoxins are found in diverse foods widely consumed worldwide. This study investigated the association between aflatoxin exposure and (a) consumption of specific foods, (b) dietary diversity (DD), and (c) seasonality.
Optimal breastfeeding practices, reflected by early initiation and feeding of colostrum, avoidance of prelacteal feeds, and continued exclusivity or predominance of breastfeeding, are critical for assuring proper infant nutrition, growth and development.