Recent studies have found evidence of an increasing polarization between healthy and unhealthy diets, with many high income countries having diets that are becoming more healthy, while in lower income countries diets are becoming more unhealthy. However, little is known about how the changing availability of different kinds of foods at a national level may be related to both undernutrition and NCDs.
Objectives: Describe the prevalence of anemia in Nepali non-pregnant women of reproductive age by agroecological zone and potential risk factors.
Is diversity in agriculture production linked to dietary diversity in among Nepalese Women? Findings from the PoSHAN Community Studies
2014 Nutrition Innovation Lab's Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Poster presentation from Claire Fitch entitled, "Is diversity in agriculture production linked to dietary diversity in among Nepalese Women? Findings from the PoSHAN Community Studies"
Challenges to Turning Nutrition & Agriculture Research into Action: A Case Study of NGO Research Uptake in Nepal
In Nepal, despite improvements in poverty reduction and health services, malnutrition persists. 41% of children under age five are stunted, 29% of children are underweight, and 18% of women of reproductive age are malnourished.
A Qualitative Look at the Barriers to Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Agriculture and Nutrition Research in Nepal
Nepal's burden of malnutrition and the dominance of agricultural livelihoods highlight the importance of understanding the pathways from agricultural production to nutritional outcomes and employing interventions that incorporate food production and consumption. A need for improved understanding of such pathways and the impacts of nutrition-sensitive interventions has encouraged related research initiatives in Nepal.
Factors Associated with Dietary Diversity Among Women of Reproductive Age (15-49 yrs) in Agago District
Despite the internationally accepted recommendation that eating a diversity of foods leads to a healthy diet, and is associated with positive health outcomes such as reduced mortality, little information exists on what factors influence dietary diversity among women of reproductive age in Agago district. The objective of this study is to determine dietary diversity among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in Agago district.
Factors Associated with Complementary Feeding Practices Among Children age 6-23 months in Pader District
Infant and young child feeding has been known to compromise the health of children among which complementary feeding plays a major part. Even communities that have performed adequately in breast feeding have had their efforts undermined by complementary feeding hence causing malnutrition among their children. This study was conducted with the aim of finding out factors that are associated with complementary feeding among the children in Pader district.