Child dietary quality in rural Nepal: Effectiveness of a community-level development intervention

Authors: Amelia F Darrouzet- Nardi; Laurie C Miller; Shubh Mahato; Mahendra Lohani; Beatrice L Rogers Publisher: Food Policy

Nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions have the potential to improve child dietary quality in rural households, as evidenced by a growing body of work which concurrently measures agricultural and nutrition indicators. Our objective was to investigate whether children in rural farming communities of Nepal participating in a community-level, nutrition-sensitive development intervention had improved dietary quality compared with children living in non-participating matched rural communities. Six rural communities of Nepal where livelihoods were predominantly agricultural were selected to participate in the phased implementation of a community-level development intervention by Heifer International.