Early participation in prenatal food supplementation program ameliorates the negative association of food insecurity with quality of maternal-infant interaction

submitted by: afrith
Food insecurity is detrimental to child development, yet little is known about the combined influence of food insecurity and nutritional interventions on child development in low-income countries. We proposed that women assigned to an early invitation time to start a prenatal food supplementation program could reduce the negative influence of food insecurity on maternal-infant interaction. A cohort of 180 mother-infant dyads were sampled (born between May and October 2003) from among 3267 in...
Authors: Amy Frith, Ruchira Naved, Lars Ake Persson, Kathleen Rasmussen, Edward Frongillo

Multisector Intervention to Accelerate Reductions in Child Stunting: An Observational Study from 9 Sub-Saharan African Countries

submitted by: Alison Rose
Background: In sub-Saharan Africa, ~40% of children <5 y old are stunted, with levels that have remained largely unchanged over the past 2 decades. Although the complex determinants of undernutrition are well recognized, few studies have evaluated strategies that combine nutrition-specific, health-based approaches with food system– and livelihood-based interventions. Objective: We examined changes in childhood stunting and its determinants after 3 y of exposure to an integrated,...
Authors: Roseline Remans, Paul M. Pronyk, Jessica C. Fanzo, Jiehua Chen, Cheryl A. Palm, Bennett Nemser, Maria Muniz, Alex Radunsky, Alem Hadera Abay, Mouctar Coulibaly, Joseph Mensah-Homiah, Margaret Wagah, Xiaoyi An, Christine Mwaura, Eva Quintana, Marie-Andree Somers, Pedro A. Sanchez, Sonia E. Sachs, John W. Mcarthur, Jeffrey D. Sachs

Examining 'Food Culture' for Grassroots Mobilization

submitted by: rlee

My postercast provides an overview of my thesis on the food culture of City Heights, which includes the purpose of my research, findings/analysis, and an explanation to how the knowledge that is gathered from my thesis could contribute to grassroots mobilization.

Food Insufficiency Is Associated with High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Women in Botswana and Swaziland

submitted by: jeveleth
Background Both food insufficiency and HIV infection are major public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa, yet the impact of food insufficiency on HIV risk behavior has not been systematically investigated. We tested the hypothesis that food insufficiency is associated with HIV transmission behavior. Methods and Findings We studied the association between food insufficiency (not having enough food to eat over the previous 12 months) and inconsistent...
Authors: Sheri d Weiser, Karen Leiter, David r Bangsberg, Lisa m Butler, Fiona percy-de Korte, Zakhe Hlanze, Nthabiseng Phaladze, Vincent Iacopino, Michele Heisler