Conditional transfer programs are increasingly popular, but the impact on household nutrient consumption has not been
studied. We evaluated the impact of the Programa de Apoyo Alimentario (PAL), a cash and in-kind transfer program, on the
energy and nutrient consumption of poor rural households in Mexico. The program has been shown to reduce poverty.
Beneficiary households received either a food basket (including micronutrient-fortified milk) or cash. A random sample of
Authors: Jef l Leroy