The following are the annual reports of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition for the fiscal year 2017 starting October 2016 through September 2017 (Y7).
Program and Policy Processes
Pre-earthquake national patterns of preschool child undernutrition and household food insecurity in Nepal in 2013 and 2014.
Preschool undernutrition remains a burden in Nepal. This paper reports results of surveys in 2013 and 2014, examining patterns of child nutritional status across the country, associations with household food insecurity and antecedent comparative national data for subsequent evaluations of nutritional status following the earthquake in Nepal in 2015.
Measuring Nutrition Governance in Nepal: A multi-year assessment of institutional and individual collaboration, capability, and commitment at sub-national levels in Nepal
This poster details evidence gathered from a multi-year assessment of institutional/ individual collaboration and commitment to nutrition governance at sub-national levels in Nepal.
Assisting an East African "Neighbour" in compiling a country-specific food composition database: a preliminary review from SAFoods
This poster details the need for country-specifc food composition tables and preliminary efforts to create one for the country of Malawi.
Height-for-age z-scores (HAZs) and stunting status (HAZ<−2) are widely used to measure child nutrition and population health. However, accurate measurement of age is nontrivial in populations with low levels of literacy and numeracy, limited use of formal birth records, and weak cultural norms surrounding birthdays and calendar use. In this paper we use Demographic and Health Surveys data from 62 countries over the period 1990–2014 to describe two statistical artifacts indicative of misreporting of age.
For countries looking to implement multisectoral nutrition plans, it is critical to understand what works and how programs should be delivered and scaled-up in each context. Programs can learn from each other on how to adapt to new information, evidence and events related to scaling-up and district stakeholders can play important roles in implementation of this multisectoral plan.
|2014 Scientific Symposium Poster Presentations|
|Abhishek Khadha||Change in anti-nutritional and reducing sugar value during germination in some varieties of finger millet in Nepal|
|Adam Richter||Non-timber forest products and childhood undernutrition: A review of the literature|
|Amrit Prasad Poudel|